Asking quotes from multiple brokers

Hello! I’m new here and was wondering if its ok to ask quotes from members (brokers/dealers)? I’m currently trying to lease a vehicle and contacted a broker (outside of this forum) and he informed me that I would need to pay 1/2 of his fee upfront to get quotes. Is this the norm?

Your advice and links are much appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Some brokers require a retainer for their services. This way they don’t do the work and then you simply take their work and go negotiate your own deal using their numbers and cut them out.

Start going through the marketplace and looking at deals that are posted by brokers. Reach out to a broker you feel can get you what you’re looking for.