Hello all, I'm a potential buyer looking out for newly constructed homes. Last week, I went along with a realtor to see a newly constructed home and liked it. Before i leave the builders place, the realtor and the builder's sales person ensured that i enter my First Name, Last Name and email in an "online" form which also had the realtors name in there. There is no signature or something in that online form. It looked like a log entry for the visit made along with the agent or realtor.
At present i don't have good terms with my realtor. Hence, i'm planning to go with a different realtor as i don't like to work with the previous one anymore. If i finalize the above mentioned home, will the builder pay the commission to my previous realtor rather than the current one? Is entering the realtor's name such a big mistake? Can i not change that with my new realtor's name? Please note that i did not sign any purchase agreement. I just want to ensure that my new realtor gets paid his commission and not the previous one.
any suggestions would really help please. My previous realtor is saying that i cannot change the realtor at this point because her name is already registered in the online form. Is that true? I feel I’m being gamed....
@Ram Kumar yes that is true that you typically won't be able to change it to a different agent. Builders are very strict about their policies regarding agents because most of the time they try to get buyers who are not working with an agent. If you were to have visited that site alone and later wanted to bring in your agent on the deal, the builder would not pay your agent a commission since your first visit to the property was without agent representation. My best advice would be to call the builder and ask what your options are since you no longer want to work with that agent.
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