Frequently Asked Questions
From Real Estate Agents
Why Should I Be Recognized as an Elite Agent™?
We asked you to become recognized as an AgentHarvest Elite Agent™ because we have determined that you are one of the best-selling agents in an area we are looking to fill and we want your help in servicing our clients looking for agents to buy, sell or lease a house.
How Much Do Your Leads Cost?
We only charge a 25% referral fee due after closing for buyer and seller referrals. You owe nothing until the property sells. We do not charge any fees associated with referrals, territories or being recognized as an AgentHarvest Elite Agent™. We also offer residential lease referrals at a discounted rate of 15%.
What is an AgentHarvest Elite Agent™?
An AgentHarvest Elite Agent™ is an agent selected by AgentHarvest based on either a high-volume sales history, national sales awards, industry recognition, or inclusion in regional or national rankings. Elite Agents also pledge to provide a customer-focused level of service. No more than three agents in each area will be given the distinction of being recognized as an AgentHarvest Elite Agent™. The AgentHarvest Elite™ is not a program, it's a branded form of recognition that we use to identify agents that meet and maintain our high standards of quality and service and receive our real estate leads.
What Type of Referrals Can I Expect?
Approximately 95% of our Buyer/Seller referrals are single-family listings and a majority of our lease referrals are for lease tenants. A majority of our referrals are for clients wanting to work with agents not just looking for an agent to unlock a door or answer questions about someone else's listing. We separate lease referrals from buyer/seller referrals so you can get either or both if you desire.
We want to give our agents every opportunity to be the client's first (and with any luck, their only) interview and we don't want to waste your time with fake, old or dead end referrals. Our referrals are sent simultaneously to all (max of 3) AgentHarvest Elite™ agents in the client's area at the same time your information is sent to the client. All this is done after we confirm the client's email address and other contact information. Our goal is to connect our client with the agents in the client's area as quickly as possible. We continuously work to improve the quality and timeliness of every referral we send and make improvements whenever possible. It's of mutual benefit to maintain quality referrals, even if that means fewer referrals.
How Are Territories Chosen?
Territories are organized by city or town. Big cities may be divided into smaller sub-sections. Agents chosen to work with AgentHarvest can choose any territory they currently service based on availability, but they must agree to serve the entire area.
Will I Have To Compete for the Listing?
Only three agents represent a single area. All AgentHarvest Elite Agents™ are given the referral at the same time so there is an equal chance to schedule an interview. We stress to our clients the importance of interviewing all three agents to make an informed decision and so that you can avoid a mad race to be the first to contact the client.
Does AgentHarvest Waive the Fee if the Client Contacts Me First?
We send your information to the client immediately so there is a possibilty that they will contact you before you discover our referral. Since they are calling you because we sent them your information, no waiver will be granted. However, there may be an occasion where the client contacts you before they get your information from our site. In that case, we may waive the fee for that client. To be entitled to a waiver, you must show that you were communicating with the client regarding the transaction described in the referral before AgentHarvest's auto-generated timestamp that is created when the client submits their infomation to our site. The client must also confirm advance contact related to transaction described in the referral. AgentHarvest MUST BE NOTIFIED within 5 days of receiving the referral of any conflict. No waivers are given after that point.
What Happens if Another Referral Company Sends the Same Referral?
On rare occasion, people submit their info to multiple referral sites when looking for agents. If you receive the same referral from another referral company, we can waive the referral fee if you prove a competitor's referral for the same client and transaction was received BEFORE the time marked on our referral's "Date of Submission" timestamp and that conflict is reported to AgentHarvest within 5 DAYS after receiving the referral. If a conflict arises where AgentHarvest sent the referral first, and the competing company's policy is less than merciful regarding these types of situations, it may be in your best interest to notify the client, AgentHarvest and the competitor that you will be unable to represent this client. We understand that these things happen on rare occasions.
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