Who is working for you? The builder's reps work for the builder and only get paid when they sell one of their homes. That home may or may not be the best fit for your family and your unique needs. Most likely, they are only going to sell you one house. Who are the builders looking out for? It is not my intent to make builders out to be the bad guys. There are some great builders in North Texas and the best ones actually love Realtors because they know that we represent multiple sales and through recommendations to other agents in our offices, potentially hundreds of sales. We are an extension of their sales force. We just don't rep them exclusively and we negotiate on your behalf, not theirs.
Builders pay our commissions from funds that they allocate for advertising a community, not a specific house. Our commission doesn't affect the price, discounts or upgrades that might be available. If a builder's rep tells you he can make you a better deal without a Realtor, remember that it's the reps advertising budget that our commission is cutting into, not the builder's profit on the house.
Frisco straddles the "Golden Corridor" north of Dallas and Plano. Built around a tiny farming community crossroads, the area now bustles with malls, a minor league baseball stadium, a world class soccer stadium, corporate headquarters, and residential communities from urban style condos to multi million-dollar estates. If you want to be part of the growth area of Dallas, this is it.
On the other hand, you may have heard lots about Frisco, but missed the quiet neighbor to the east. McKinney is the Collin County seat and represents "Main Street America" and a little more relaxed residential environment. McKinney has mansions and estate homes, but they are nestled in an area of more rolling hills and master planned communities. There are 7 golf courses in the McKinney area including the new TPC at Craig Ranch. The Cooper Aerobics Center at Craig Ranch is a 75,000-square-foot fitness center and spa dedicated to exercise and wellness. Stonebridge Ranch is the largest master planned community in the Dallas area and features wide paved paths through miles of residential communities, greenbelts, parks and lakes. The old town square in McKinney is home to antique stores, boutiques, and unique restaurants surrounded by historic homes from the turn of the century.
Whatever your preference...new, old, fast lane or leisurely stroll, I'm committed to serving your needs. I work for you!