After running into this challenging situation several times throughout my career, I thought you might benefit from this tip during your home search.
When you visit a new construction neighborhood, the site agent may ask you to sign a registration card. If you mark the box that you do not have an agent, the site agent will assume you will be using them to represent you.
In most cases, the site agent represents the seller.
Who represents you? That’s the rub!
Then I get the call from a buyer who wants me to represent them, but if the buyer already marked the box “no agent” then my fee to represent them gets discounted by the builder by a whopping 70%!
It is not fair that a buyer cannot freely choose who they want to represent them without ramifications.
When you visit new construction and are asked if you have an agent, say, “Yes…Rosie Rourke, John L. Scott, 206.719.5870.”
For the tenth year in a row, Rosie Rourke, John L. Scott, received the Five Star Professional Award.
Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada to identify reputable and trustworthy service professionals. Research results undergo a thorough and vigorous review; only the best and most qualified individuals receive the Five Star Professional award.
Rosie Rourke of John L. Scott has been granted a Zillow All-Star badge as a result of her valuable contributions on Zillow.
Rosie also earned the Zillow Local Expert badge for expertise in the 98058/Renton area. The Local Expert badge is awarded to active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content in a specific city or neighborhood. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted.
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I feel the shift happening to a stronger economy. Look around at all of the new construction — commercial and residential. All tell-tale signs that we are BACK!