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Yan91481, Home Buyer in Cooper City, FL

I visited Monterra Cooper City without an agent. Now that Im ready to put an offer in they will not accept him. What's important sale or

Asked by Yan91481, Cooper City, FL Mon May 16, 2011


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Before you do that, note that Montera is mixing homeowners with rental properties in the same development.
Do you really want to buy where there are transients without any roots??
Why in God's name do they do that?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 13, 2013
First I think honesty is always the best policy. Be upfront with Monterra and tell them that you really prefer that your Realtor is involved in your transaction. Especially if you have been working with him for a long time and truly value his imput in whatever you do. It is understandable, and very easy to walk into such a beautiful model presentation as Monterra, on a sunny Sunday afternoon with the family, after church, and if you are of the typical layman status when it comes to buying real estate, you probably would not know the procedures of dealing with a builder. This would be especially true if you and your Realtor were far off the new home path by merely looking at resales. It is common practice and your problem can happen, but most builders of the past and present are anxious to make sales and do have very good intentions of building and keeping good solid relationships with the local Realtor community. Good Luck!!!

Terry Sweigart, Broker/President
New Castle Realty World
Cooper City, Florida
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue May 17, 2011

That is a question that only you can answer.

Most builders will pay a commission to a Realtor who accompanies their buyer and registers them with the builder on their first visit to the property.

Explain the situation to the builder and let them know that you are considering walking away...maybe they will make an acception.

Good luck, and thank you for appreciating the work that your Realtor has done!

Stefanie Cohen, PA, ABR, SFR
Prudential Florida Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue May 17, 2011
In this case, the developer makes the rules.
Sad situation but you must live with it or look elsewhere.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 30, 2013
Hi Yan,

You may want to tell the builder that your Agent is continuing to show you properties and you have an exclusive buyer's agreement so you may have to compensate your Realtor out of your own pocket if they will not agree to pay your Realtor the normal commission. Write a letter and tell them you didn't realize you were required to "register" your Realtor on your first visit to the model center.

Good luck and thanks for fighting for your Realtor to get paid!

All the best,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 17, 2011
New construction sales centers customarily pay a commission to someone's agent if they accompany the buyer their first time there. Some communities, such as Sunset Falls, did not co-broke in the beginning. When sales slowed down, they did. After the first visit, most builders do not feel the agent earned the commission. So you may encounter agents who will not be in favor of that particular subdivision as they will not get paid. Regardless, builders will not allow changes to the contract. Builders set the market value in the community.
If you love the area and the house then you should proceed with the purchase. Unfortunately, it could be your agent did not explain how new construction registration works or you went in without informing him ahead of time.
If someone is working with an agent, give them lots of notice and always schedule with them.
Patricia Behrens, P.A., e-Pro, CDPE, Realtor
Sold new construction at Weston and Sunset Lakes combined for 14 years
Re/Max Power Pro Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 16, 2011
They will not accept who? Your question doesn't make sense. Please re-send so we can help you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 16, 2011
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