Rebates ARE LEGAL in the states we do business in and are even encouraged by the United States Department of Justice. DOJ – Rebates Make Buying a Home Less Expensive However, there is a lot of misinformation regarding home rebates because rebates are illegal in 9 states: Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. The reality is that most real estate companies do not offer rebates because it is not part of their business model and some companies do not allow their agents to offer rebates because it is against their company policy. Because of this, there is a common misconception that rebates in general are not allowed or are illegal. Plus, in the competitive world of real estate, many agents may not want you to know that you can get thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars for free when you use their competition.
Most builders pay a 3% agent commission that is built into the price of the home.
Our services are free – there is no charge to you. We are paid by the Builder (Seller). Builders pay real estate agents from a separate fund (usually their marketing budget). Most builders pay a 3% agent commission that is built into the price of the home. The builders own company policy requires the price of the home to be the same whether you have an agent or not. The builder does NOT lower the price if you buy without an agent. Our program simply unlocks this 3% commission and we rebate you 2.5%.
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