Cheated by the Builder

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage

I feel cheated by the Builder ......

I had gone into the Sales Centre and asked about availability of units on the higher floors in the 4th Tower for my clients, and was told that the higher floors had not been released yet. It was suggested that I take my clients to the view the units that were available in the 3rd Tower.

So, I took my clients into the sales center for the 3rd Tower and registered them under my name. 

My clients wanted some upgrades and modifications, which was not feasible in the 3rd Tower as it was completed. The sales staff in the process of negotiations had referred them to the Manager of the Project. He took over the negotiation with my clients and ended up selling my clients units on a higher floor in the 4th Tower.

When my clients informed me that they had bought in that project, I called the Sales Centre; and was told to talk to the manager directly. 

According to the manager, I was not involved in the negotiation for the units in the 4th Tower and therefore not entitled to the sales commission.

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Real Estate Agent serving clients for the Toronto Downtown and Toronto Waterfront Area.

Residential and Investment Properties.

Rosalind Nicholas, ACCA,SRS,REALTOR®

e-mail:     Tel: 416 918 1972

RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage, Toronto, ON, Canada.



Comments (4)

James Harner
Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first - Royersford, PA
James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate

whoa!!! say what?!

you should have gone with your clients! but hey, didn't the center just told you that the 4th tower is not yet available? hmm..

Feb 24, 2011 11:54 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Sounds hokey to me.  Not sure what you can do about it except do it differently next time..

Feb 24, 2011 12:21 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

James, Yes, you are right. With hindsight, I should have registered them for the 4th Tower as well; even though at that time, there was nothing available that met their criteria.


Feb 24, 2011 12:31 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Judi, It is the same builder, the same management for both the Towers in this project.  

The way I see it ..... the builder was just giving excuses, so as not to pay up.

Feb 24, 2011 12:39 PM