ZipRealty used to offer a Buyer Rebates Program too. They finally got smart and realized that Buyers are looking for much more than a rebate; buyers want good Buyer representation. A smart Buyer should know that carefully picking a Buyers Agent is a task not to be taken lightly. It's really silly for a Buyer to factor into their decision making process the fact that a Realtor is offering to give back $500 to $1000.
Sorry, this is a forum to exchange ideas and opinions and the above just happens to be my opinion. Even if one brokerage makes a point of publicly posting their commission structure, it doesn't mean that the Buyer will get better representation or save money in the long run, if they use that brokerage.
I hate that we even have to discuss this, but I feel that it's important for John Q Citizen to understand and see the big picture and not get sucked into marketing / advertising and the lure of getting $500 or $1000, depending on the stated restrictions.
Thanks for the offer, but sorry, I won't be joining Ready Realty LLC.
A Realtor really can help you evaluate all this, and at no cost to you. You won't be sorry if you have one on your side! Remember, this isn't a transaction you do very often. The builders and Realtors deal in this environment every day.
Some builders will come off the price for you and I would always suggest asking for whatever incentives they may be offering to the buyers, However I would have to agree with my colleagues on this post, it is always best to have someone looking out for you in the transaction. The buider is looking out for their best interest and you should also have someone on your side..
Hope this helps : )
Terri Orsburn/Tina Hearne Realtors
How have you been lately? Remember that I am offering you a $500 REBATE, not a discount. This is money that I am giving you directly off my proceeds which are paid by the seller. This is FREE money to you without costs or obligations!
Call me A.S.A.P. so that we can get you in a new home!
Lots of times the first offer from a buyer will be a lowball offer â€” just testing the waters. Letâ€™s say it was offered at $300,000 and they offer $210,000 â€” some ridiculous amount. Well, the seller gets insulted. The worst thing that can happen in a negotiation is that you take things personal.
Remember: Itâ€™s just business.
By the way, you should be So Lucky! Just visit my web site at http://www.aatrealty.com/ you will be surprised. Just in October, I am offering up to %75 of my commission as a rebate to the home buyers.
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I am still here ready to work with you. I will give you $500 of my commission if you use me as your agent. I don't have designations, I have multiple degrees and am able to represent your interests better than those in this field who only have a high school education. Call me at 817-729-6630.
It really is impossible to answer this question without knowing exactly what you are buying and what the builder is telling you. As a general rule, builders are very good negotiators and an non-experience negotiator (which I assume you are because you are asking this question) will have a hard time just staying afloat, let alone coming out ahead. But, I will tell you one "secret." The word "no" is the most powerful word in negotiating. If you feel the builder is taking advantage of you or if for any other reason you think there is a problem with the best offer you are getting, then say "NO!" and walk away. You may not get the house. But, at a later date, you won't be sorry you did not get it.
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I think most agents will save you time, probably money somewhere along the line, and probably some headaches. No reason to go at it alone.
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I respect what you have to say and to each his own. I must reaffirm that I do have much to offer above and beyond the rebate. I currently have $945,000 in active listings and am presently engaged with buyer on a $410,000 deal because of my $1,000 rebate. Money is money and value is value. Why wouldn't someone want to save money or get a rebate back for the exact same services?
Good luck with your business and may the best man win!
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Realtor's in general work with many Builders. I use my home buyer's "deal breakers" to their advantage in speaking with the Builder's Sales Representative. Writing an initial offer, including the items you desire in the home, along with the price you are willing to pay is an expertise learned by seasond Realtors.
My best advice to you, is to ask for everything, tell them your bottom line, present a Lender Pre-Approval for ONLY the amount you want to spend. If you show an approval lette4r with a higher amount, that tells the Sales Rep there is more money "out there" but it may not be what you want to spend, Also - I hope you have a Lender that will keep your financial information confidential.
Let me know if I can provide you with any other pointers. I hope you get the home that you desire!
Lucy A. Puniwai
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Nothing private about it. My broker advertises it with full disclosure for all to see. Now why is it that you insists on going back and forth with me? Voice your beliefs because that is your right. Just don't get personal with me. You have your business plan and I have mine. Oh, and by the way, the restrictions are that it not be an REO, foreclosure, or HUD home and that I get the full 3% commission from the seller. Like our leverage? Join us. I pay $25/month fee to my broker and keep 90% of my commission! I have done extremely well in this business. If this is a so called "bad" economy, I can't wait till it gets better!!!!
On another note, very often the builder wants to keep his comps up for the sale of homes in a new neighborhood, therefore he may not negotiate for fear of bringing the price of the next home he builds in the area. So usually the price is the same with or without representation. Often there are great deals on homes in close out neighborhoods and you can get the same house for considerably less agent or no agent. Ask about those.
If you want to ask me anything or clarify please feel free to call me.
Keller Williams Realty
I respectfully suggest you do business your way and allow me to do business my way.
Call me and if you use me to represent you as a buyer's agent, I will PAY YOU $500 OUT OF MY COMMISSIONS! I am a twice degreed professional who is contract savvy and has the history to prove it! Again, I will pay you $500 on a $100,000 purchase or $1,000 on a $300,000 purchase (restrictions apply). Call me right now for I have cleared all lines and am eagerly awaiting your call.
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You don't save money by not using a realtor.
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Many factors come into play how to obtain the best deal for all parties involved. Allow me to launch 100 top questions plus probably another 200 questions for a follow up from answers 1st 100 .
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