I have contacted several 'cash for your house' local investment companies and I'm building partnerships so that I have a solid pitch to for rent by owners, expireds, and for sale by owners, as well as distressed properties which are few and far between in New York.
Acting as the middleman agent, for investment companies and ultimately selling homes off the market quicker while never altering my commission split THEN Relisting the property as an exclusive for the investor.
Any input on business structure is appreciated
Yes, the 'we buy ugly houses' types can be a great source for leads. You need to formalize your relationship with them so that they will send you the leads the second the seller rejects their low offer. I read that 1:20 ratio of people who call from these types of adds and sell at a discount to those who decline.
If they have licenses maybe pay them a 25% referral fee.