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Old 10-17-2012, 01:05 AM
 
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We are thinking of purchasing a home in a 55 plus community. They have their own agents on site but I am wondering whether I should use the services of their agent or an independent agent. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:10 AM
 
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I would think an independent agent would be better as they would be more likely to have your interests in mind and not the developers, as could be the case with the developer's agent. May come in handy when trying to negotiate on price or on upgrades.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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ABSOLUTELY GET YOUR OWN AGENT. The developer's agent is working for the developer. That means the developer (the seller) is their client - NOT YOU. You need to protect yourself and that's why you should hire your own agent.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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ABSOLUTELY GET YOUR OWN AGENT. The developer's agent is working for the developer. That means the developer (the seller) is their client - NOT YOU. You need to protect yourself and that's why you should hire your own agent.
Absolutely 100% right on!! ANd eventhough you are buying a new home I would still have my own inspection by my inspector before I closed! 100% CYA!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Southeast Valley
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Most builders will require that you bring your own agent with you on your very first visit to the community. They will register you, which ensures you have your own representation, and that the agent will be paid a commission. If you've already been there, and talked to the on-site agent, it may be too late to bring in your own agent.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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We have not visited the site yet. I have only talked on the phone with a representative
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