Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington so far, nothing of that sort.

One buyer tried to sneak pass, however, the sales representative knew and I was with the buyer once. She made it a point that the buyer does not play that game - and I was compensated.

Nov 19, 2015 05:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Fortunately, I've not had this issue pop up. I give all my new construction clients stacks of my business cards to leave at the sales offices and tell them to make sure the card is staped to their registration form. Probably 75%, if not more, of new construction sales in our area are generated by agents, so the builders don't look to make us mad.

Nov 19, 2015 09:13 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, once a client's wife went in and registered a couple of hours before our appointment at the project. The builder would not honor my registration. Lucvkily my buyer was loyal and bought a home at the project next door!

Nov 19, 2015 08:09 PM
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX

That hasn't happened to me yet.  I tell my clients to let me know when they are going to a new home community so I can go with them on their first visit I also give them a few of my cards to give to the sales counselor upon their initial visit to the new home community if I am not available.  I have also called the sales office to let the couselor know that my clients will be coming in to visit with him/her about purchasing a new home and that I will be following up with them after their visit.

Nov 19, 2015 12:44 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have not had that happen.  I hope I don't run into that situation.

Nov 19, 2015 12:34 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I have had to fight to get paid and I have had to split commissions or pay a referral

Nov 19, 2015 10:55 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have not but I have heard of agents that have. We don't have neighborhoods like this where the builder captures the business. Individual agents work the open houses and we all know one another.

Nov 19, 2015 10:31 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I once had them try. My buyers went without me and then wanted representation. I straightened it out. 

Nov 19, 2015 10:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No.  Sorry to hear that happened to you.  A

Nov 19, 2015 07:55 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, and the builder was someone I grew up with. This was 20 years ago and haven't sold any of his homes since.

Nov 19, 2015 05:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This has happened, and told my clients I could not represent them, and they never did write a contract with that builder.   It has happened where I lost the transaction too. 

Nov 19, 2015 05:57 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I actually had buyers tell the builder pay John or we will take our business down the road.  It worked. 

Nov 19, 2015 05:21 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I have never had that problem but I educate my buyers in advance and in some cases register them just in case.

Nov 19, 2015 05:10 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not that I know of.

Feb 11, 2019 10:15 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I had a client I had been working with for a year all of a sudden decide they wanted a new build, and didn't tell me. They went to the builder on their own and didn't even notify them they were working with an agent.

I think they thought they were going to get some special deal if they didn't have me representing them.

I didn't even get a chance to register them, and no, I did not have a buyer broker agreement because it had expired and I did not make them sign a new one.

Nov 20, 2015 03:39 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; we ALWAYS make sure we are registered.

Nov 19, 2015 10:57 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Nov 19, 2015 10:35 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No; good thing you had your Buyer Agency agreement. In CT, it is mandatory to have one (unless buyers refuse to sign, which needs to be documented too). Some sellers' attorneys started asking to see those agreements at closings before paying our the commission.  

Nov 19, 2015 10:15 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I had the same experience as Praful. 

Nov 19, 2015 09:40 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  Builders in our area try to keep good working relations with agents.

Nov 19, 2015 09:17 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Paul. It just seems as if this is just another way that some of the big builders hang onto their money.

Nov 19, 2015 05:14 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, if the client confirms your role in this transaction, it should not be any issues. Also, I always keep emails/texts with a client that prove my engagement. 

Nov 19, 2015 03:47 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i have heard of that happening. if i were a builder (i am) and the agent wasnt involved and claimed it was their buyer after the fact that the selling agent has done a bunch of work...i think it is no different than a agent sending a buyer to a open house without them because they are "busy" i think they need to be there. . do their job. i know this wont be popular. now if the agent called me at the sales office and said mr and mrs jones will b coming thru this pm, i am out of town and they will be touring the homes. i will follow up with you via email this evening after their visit.

Nov 19, 2015 08:25 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That is true. I can not cover every new home within 100 miles, I get an eMail they got a property. Technically I did not identify them what can I say?

Nov 19, 2015 07:51 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Big argument about this and it is a touchy situation. The rules are clear but people want to go around

Nov 19, 2015 07:02 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In CA this is the standard practice.  If the client comes in before you call the showroom, you're SOL.  That's of course assuming the builder even coorperates with agents.  That must be a rare thing because I've heard a local builder going out of their way to emphasize that they work with agents.

Nov 19, 2015 06:17 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington No, but I was about to show a property to my buyer and the broker told me the seller was not paying the selling agent. I was covered with a BBA. The buyer still wanted to see the property. We lost the deal to another buyer.

Nov 19, 2015 05:49 AM