Terry Sweigart, Broker/President
New Castle Realty World
Cooper City, Florida
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
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,
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