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Mr. Leske,

First of all, thank you very much for volunteering on this site!

Brief background:   We were trying to sell a house in Louisiana for a while but since we couldn't, we decided to rent it.  The sales agent passed us onto their property mgt section.  Through them we rented our house out.  -   The contract we have w/the rental agent only specifies the amount of rent, nothing about option to buy.

Q: Should the renter want to buy our house, would the renting agent - whom we hired - have any right to any commission?

Q:  Am I under any obligation to retain my rental agent for any period of time?   In other words, after they found a renter (who appears to have a rental agent as well) for us, what sort of obligation - if any - do I have to them?  Right now they are getting 10% of the rent.

Q: Under what circumstances would it be OK for me to make direct contact with the renters?  

Once again, thank you very much for volunteering on this site!  
Sincerely,
Pablo Durissimo

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Hello Pablo,

All your questions must be within your contract for services, or they are most likely not required. All terms must be spelled out to be enforceable. I am not licensed in your state and I am not an Attorney so cannot give legal advice.

You will notice that on my contract with Owners of rental properties, that I have all terms and conditions spelled out. See:

http://bcirent.com/docs/Owner-Agency-Contract_7-28-2014_watermarked.pdf

Sorry if I am a bit brief today as I am not feeling well.

Kind regards,

Don Leske Sr. / Broker
BCI PROPERTIES, LLC
Washington State

Residential Property Management

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Advocate for Landlord & Tenant Rights. Based in Washington State as a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Property Manager. I am a Landlord but I am not a Lawyer. Ask any question dealing with the rental of residential properties, including; 1. Evictions. 2. Maintenance & repair issues. 3. How to set a fair rental price. 4. When to hire a property manager. 5. Selling and how to determine value. 6. Basic tax questions and Legal issues ok, but most will be referred to a professional in that field.

Experience

I have 30 years experience in Property Management with about 560 clients, plus I own my own Real Estate Brokerage (www.Homesandproperties.com) with expanded experience & training in Short Sales, Foreclosure negotiations and rental property management. I write an informal online Real Estate News Magazine and am a member of NARPM, National Association of Residential Property Managers and have been quoted by News Agencies.

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NARPM, NWMLS, ABR Certified

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Rated and reviewed Editorials, Advice and short Articles at Trulia, Active Rain and All Experts online.
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Education/Credentials
ABR Certified, State of Washington Licensed Agent & Broker. Past member of BBB, Chamber of Commerce and Board of Realtors.

Awards and Honors
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Presidents Gold Award for high achievement, John L. Scott Realty. - "Shining Star Award" 2006 - 03/04/05/06 All Star of the Year Award for excellence.

Past/Present Clients
See client testimonies at: http://www.bci-properties.com/testimonies.htm

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