I rarely comment on posts about domains or related issues. I just do it when the topic makes me itchy and I really want to jump in with a few personal opinions. In my opinion, @uglydork is not a good person. He works basing on personal benefits, totally without emotions or humanity to help fellows, or colleagues - a closer speaking way. If he works basing on personal benifits and wants to be a broker, so before the deal with that guy, just clarify the rule of business, the % commission if the deal can be closed successfully. I guess he didn't deal with the seller about this issue. Or if ugly wants to help the seller with no benefical intenses, so he doesn't need to bring it up here. It just proves your degradation. Let just email the seller, then solve the private issues between both. You help him. There will be another helping you. Life always exists law of cause and effect. On the seller's side, he's too blameworthy. It would've right if he came back with a thank or something thankful to ugly to make him comfortable and cheerful. And he will be willing to help other colleagues in this industry. As what I guess, this deal was not successful so he was so sad and bored that didn't want to say anything to ugly or maybe he was too busy to email ugly. Ugly should give him time, don't be hasty.