Builders Greed

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

This last week I have experience Builders Greed as I was showing new construction. New construction dissolved here over the last few years. Even the local home builders association dissolved.

Now a few builders are sticking Their toe in the water and building spec homes.

Last week I had folks who wanted NEW construction only and there were only three to show them. One builder wanted me to take about 25% less for my side of the commission.

Another builder met them around the corner with his card. He likes to let Buyers know " we don't need these damn Realtors to make a deal" REALLY?

My folks could not walk from him quick enough. I might add, these are listed homes with listing contracts, What a week, Your thoughts?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
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Comments (9)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Rob, Wow, Speechless in San Jose.  Not only greed, but dishonest and unethical. Yikes ... run Forrest, Run!

You have to wonder how many corners they cut in their dishonesty. I would not trust their construction either.

Jan 20, 2014 02:44 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Kathleen: Agreed, They are NOT on my show list anymore.

Jan 20, 2014 03:02 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Rob, If they are listing the homes in the local MLS, they agree to work with the co-op agent...YOU. Sounds like perhaps they're not so they can wheel and deal with buyers and going around the agent that is bringing in the buyer. If they are in the MLS, then they need to honor the BAC and it's  unethical for them to hand your buyers their card when they were clearly with their agent. Should have handed YOU their card. Not cool.

Jan 20, 2014 09:15 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Cindy: They are listed with our MLS but don't seem to care. As I mentioned I won't be showing thier homes in the future.

Jan 20, 2014 10:19 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm going to add to comment #3 as they are violating MLS rules and should be brought before professional standards.

Jan 20, 2014 08:35 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

This builder is gambling his livelihood for a few buck.

Jan 20, 2014 08:58 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If your buyers are going to buy new construction they will just go there on their own if you do not take them there.

Jan 21, 2014 05:34 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Thank goodness that the new home construction builders in our part of Texas do not act like this. Must be the six shooter I have strapped to my thigh. LOL  JK!

Jan 21, 2014 08:50 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Gabe: Seeing as he is a builder I doubt he cares.

Fred: Exactly

Gita: Fortantly I wrote up a different one for them!

Sussie: I like your thinking!

Jan 21, 2014 10:55 AM