Savvy Florida Home Buyers Save Thousands!
Most folks have never heard of real estate commission rebates. But Florida home buyers can save thousands of dollars with this well-kept secret.
That’s right! For over a decade, True Real Estate has been saving savvy Florida consumers hundreds of thousands of dollars by rebating up to 1.5% of the purchase price to home buyers. In other words, the buyer receives a credit from True Real Estate at closing for a sum equal to 1.5% of the purchase price of the property.
Real estate commissions are negotiable in Florida, but in many markets, the seller pays a commission to the listing brokerage equal to 6% of the sales price. Half of this, or 3%, is then paid to the brokerage who procures the buyer. Provided True Real Estate earns this 3% commission, 1.5% of the purchase price is rebated to the buyer upon closing of the transaction.
If you, a friend or family member is considering the purchase of a Siesta Key condo, for example, and the anticipated sales price is $400,000, the rebate would equal $6000!
$1,200,000 x 1.5% = $18,000. It’s that simple.
Registration is required in order to qualify for Florida Buyer Rebates. Registration must be completed prior to True Real Estate’s buyer agents/licensed REALTORS consulting with and setting up property showings for the consumer.
If considering new home construction, do not register with developers or builders before you register.
Without Florida Buyer Rebates, offered by True Real Estate, many buyers would not have enough down payment or “out of pocket” money to buy their home. With the rebate, others can now afford a more expensive home. “Home buyer rebates can help pay for things like home inspections, surveys, appraisals and other costs associated with the purchase of a home”, says broker William True.
The United States Department of Justice, says “Real estate commission rebates make home buying less expensive. Rebates can save consumers several thousand dollars in a single transaction”. The DOJ even has a calculator on their website to help determine the amount of the rebate.
How does it work?
It’s simple. The home seller pays the real estate brokerage who listed the property a negotiated commission. Then in turn, the listing brokerage offers a portion of this seller paid commission to the brokerage who procures and represents the buyer. The home buyer rebate is paid out of our commission. All real estate commissions are negotiable, but in many Florida markets, 6% of the sales price is common, so we’ll use this figure as an example in the chart below:
The rebate is valid for properties over $200,000 and can be applied to the purchase of single family homes, condos, new home construction, vacant land and even investment property. It may be used for as many transactions as needed. At True Real Estate, buyer rebates are valid throughout the entire State of Florida.
If you think this sounds too good to be TRUE or even LEGAL, then check this out:
The Florida Real Estate Commission allows licensees to rebate a portion of their commission to consumers provided the rebate is disclosed to and approved by all parties of the transaction and is reflected on the settlement documents. The sharing of brokerage compensation by a licensee with a party to the real estate transaction with full disclosure to all interested parties is not considered a violation of Chapter 475, Part I, Florida Statutes.
The Internal Revenue Service deems real estate commission rebates TAX FREE because they are considered a reduction in the properties’ sales price, http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/0721013.pdf.
True Real Estate is led by William True, a Florida licensed real estate instructor, founder and broker of True Real Estate, Notary Public and REALTOR REBAC Hall of Fame inductee. True has earned more professional certifications and designations than any other real estate licensee in the State of Florida.
For more information call or text William True directly at (941) 918-1956.
As Sarasota resident Chris Dawson points out “I bought my first home in Florida from William True of True Real Estate in 2003. Not only did he provide great service, but I received a commission rebate of $4237.50. I tell all of my friends about the rebate and they have saved thousands too. Twelve years later, I am still taking advantage of Florida Buyer Rebates, only this time buying a more expensive home and the savings are astronomical”.