I called a local Chimney Sweep to clean my chimney… They arrived when expected, were at my home for just 30 minutes and did a great job.. Okay… I then asked for the bill so I could pay, and they stated “you are with Houlihan Lawrence, think of us in the future, and there is no charge!”. Oh my goodness. How lovely! However, as I explained to the gentlemen.. I am VERY happy with your service, and if you give me your cards, I will be MOST happy to recommend you ..BUT I do not wish to lose my license, and therefore cannot accept anything ‘free or complimentary from you!” (Meanwhile, as I was standing there without make-up – thinking – they KNOW me – Yikes !)
As an honest Realtor, one who works hard to establish her reputation, it is really nice that people would like to offer me a free service of some kind.. but I cannot accept that as it could be interpreted as a ‘kickback’ and that is illegal in my world!… Just do a great job, and I will always recommend you all!
Westchester is GREAT!