Incentives to buyer's agents raise steering concerns

Offer of Mercedes is an anomaly, but agent incentives are nothing new

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As you walk through the garage of a home you’re sizing up as a possible purchase, a shiny, silver 2012 Mercedes-Benz catches your eye. "Hey, they should throw that in as part of the deal," you jokingly tell your spouse.

Your agent looks uncomfortable. "Well, actually, if you decide to buy the house, I’ll get the Mercedes as a bonus."