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Old 03-30-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Is PA one of those states where I have now lost the commission for my realtor?

I cannot believe I did not research this better. But I also cannot believe that in most places my realtor loses the commission just because of one tiny mistake by me... that is why *she* is the professional! It is entirely my fault... I stopped by on a whim as I was driving by. And now I think we want to build there

Thanks for any input as to how much damage I did to her!

BTW, I did *not* sign any paperwork or "sign in". But I *did* leave the development rep with my email address and maybe (I am not sure) my phone number, and she put this into her computer in order to spit out some floor plans, etc.

Thanks,
Barbie
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Is PA one of those states where I have now lost the commission for my realtor?

I cannot believe I did not research this better. But I also cannot believe that in most places my realtor loses the commission just because of one tiny mistake by me... that is why *she* is the professional! It is entirely my fault... I stopped by on a whim as I was driving by. And now I think we want to build there

Thanks for any input as to how much damage I did to her!

BTW, I did *not* sign any paperwork or "sign in". But I *did* leave the development rep with my email address and maybe (I am not sure) my phone number, and she put this into her computer in order to spit out some floor plans, etc.

Thanks,
Barbie
I did the same thing a few years ago. You're almost certainly correct. The realtor's commission is gone. I'm not sure it is a big deal anyway, as not all builders will deal with realtors. They usually do so out of the goodness of their heart, as there is nothing really to compel them to do so unless it is housing plan that is being sold by a realtor. If it is a trac builder like Ryan then the lots are not listed on the MLS and are not for sale on the open market.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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It is a "custom" home builder, but they are the only ones building in this development. I looked on their website and here is what it says for Realtors:

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There are 2 simple ways you can earn a cooperative commission when selling a Keystone Custom Home.
  1. Bring your clients into any model home and register them with our community sales manager.
  2. Call the community sales manager prior to your clients visiting and register them through the sales manager.
One of these two options must be completed prior to a buyer signing a purchase agreement. You as a licensed real estate agent must be present at the Agreement Signing.

_________________________________

I can still fulfill #1 with my Realtor! We have not registered with the community sales manager. Unless me giving them my email address counts as "registering" (I do not think so, that would not pass muster, I do not think).

What do you think?

Thanks again!
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Why not ask your realtor if they would get cut out? I'm sure they know some tricks to figure out a way to get paid somehow for doing nothing. (only being half facetious here)
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Is PA one of those states where I have now lost the commission for my realtor?

I cannot believe I did not research this better. But I also cannot believe that in most places my realtor loses the commission just because of one tiny mistake by me... that is why *she* is the professional! It is entirely my fault... I stopped by on a whim as I was driving by. And now I think we want to build there

Thanks for any input as to how much damage I did to her!

BTW, I did *not* sign any paperwork or "sign in". But I *did* leave the development rep with my email address and maybe (I am not sure) my phone number, and she put this into her computer in order to spit out some floor plans, etc.

Thanks,
Barbie
Why the angst? If your realtor didn't suggest or show you the place you decide on, why are they entitled to a commission?? If you are just feeling obligated, pass out her cards, send a thank you. Why all the worry??
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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What is the big deal, you stopped by and decided you wanted to build. Apparantly the realtor did not suggest this area already so it isn't like you are actually taking money away from them.

Personally I would not use a realtor anyway I prefer not to have a middle person when I purchase anything.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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I can still fulfill #1 with my Realtor! We have not registered with the community sales manager. Unless me giving them my email address counts as "registering" (I do not think so, that would not pass muster, I do not think).
If your realtor didn't show you this place, than he or she didn't do his or her job. Thus, they aren't entitled to a commission.

A commission is a reward for finding you a perfect place. It is not an automatic entitlement.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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Thanks all! You are right about the "angst" Why have it?

My realtor, sweet as she is, had NOTHING to do with me finding this place, not a thing. So I guess I will no longer worry about it.

Thanks for your responses,
Barbie
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: NYC
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make a new email address, get a voip number on your phone (viber,whistle) problems solved.
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