Kudos to you for taking the time to interview 3 different RE companies to list your proprty for sale. In my view, based on the info provided, the Reatlors were more focused on getting your current property sold than selling you a new property and that is admirable as after all that is what u called them to your property to do - sell your property.
Having said that, the agent that followed up with info regarding your potential purchase is most certainly forward thiniking and someone I would most certainly want on my team.
As for the "new construction" aspect, quite franky, most builders are offering more incentives to both sellers and Realtors in terms of compensation than ever before; therefore, I can't imagine an agent "steer" you away from a new construction, not to mention that this is illegal.
Love and Peace,
Francesca, Realtor, ePro
It's possible the agents you interviewed wanted to get your home on the market first, because that will put you in a better position to negotiate on the new home.
If you have more questions about new construction in Absecon, let me know.
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore
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SAC is "sellers Agent Commission" 2.5%
TBC is "Transaction Broker Commission"0%
Meaning the listing is willing to pay the buyers agent a 2.5% commission but nothing to a Transaction Broker
Buyers Agent is who will represent you the buyer
Sellers Agent is who represents the seller
Transaction Brokers does not represent either party in a sale. They work only to make the transaction without regard to representation of the purchase. The do not represent the buyer or the seller. Mostly these are Business broker but also seen in residential deals. Most agency's do act as transaction brokers. Many agency's do not offer commission to transaction brokers. There is no representation in a transaction broker situation. So no commission is paid to them.
I do not mean to get into a long discussion of what and/or who is or is not better. I am merely pointing out the answers to your questions without too much confusion.
Look for a representative you are comfortable with and buy a home. Don;t be overly concerned with commissions. Just hire an agent your are completely comfortable with and is comfortable with you.
I hope this helps.
It could be that the agents were more concerned with getting your home under contract(getting the listing), then get working on your purchase. The market conditions currently favor buyers, not sellers. So it would be important to get the home sold. A good agent can work with you to plan a smooth transition. Regarding the commission split listed 2.5 is the sales price commission to the buyers agent and transaction brokers dont do much in south jersey and they would receive no commision. FYI-Use a buyers agent when buying new construction, not the sales agent, she represents the sellers/developer. If you are still interviewing agents would love to meet with you. I can be contacted via email; firstname.lastname@example.org