Venice Realty, Inc.
frequently asked questions
What is a New Home Rebate?
Our Florida New Home Rebate is a real estate rebate that we give to our buyers when they buy a new construction home in Southwest Florida. We will be giving you a portion of our real estate commission.
How is the New Home Rebate calculated?
When Venice Realty receives at least a 3% commission, Venice Realty’s Florida New Home Rebate is calculated simply as 2% of the base purchase price of the new home. For example, if the base price is $400,000, then you will receive $8,000 from Venice Realty at closing. (If the Builder pays less than 3% commission, then the New Home Rebate will be adjusted accordingly.)
When do I receive the New Home Rebate?
Assuming builder and lender approval, Venice Realty’s New Home Rebate is applied towards closing costs on the settlement statement.
When the closing costs are less than the rebate you will receive a check for the balance after closing. When the builder does not want the rebate included on the settlement statement, you will receive a check after closing.
Do we pay more to have a real estate agent/broker work with us?
No. New home buyers do not pay extra for real estate commission. The new home price is the same whether you work with a real estate broker, like Venice Realty, or you go directly to the builders’ sales center. If new home builders lowered the sales price based on the real estate commission, it would be as if they paid a non-licensed person commission, which is not legal.
Most Florida new home builders expect real estate agents to bring in many of the new home buyers that buy in their new home communities. Real estate agents and brokers are helping Florida new home builders market their new home communities. When you work with Venice Realty, Inc. everyone wins!
What are the terms of the New Home Rebate?
New Home Rebate Terms:
- New Construction Homes Only (does not affect purchase price)
- To qualify for Venice Realty’s New Home Rebate, a buyer must not be working with another real estate broker and must not have been introduced to the builder and community by anyone other than Venice Realty.
- Venice Realty, Inc. will give their Registered Clients a 2% Rebate towards Closing Costs, when the Builder pays Venice Realty a 3% Commission. Venice Realty retains a 1% Commission from New Home Sales. Alternative Rebate Situations: Builder pays Venice Realty a 2.5% Commission minus 1% to Venice Realty = 1.5% Rebate to Client. Builder pays Venice Realty a 2.0% Commission minus 1% to Venice Realty = 1.0% Rebate to Client.
- Typically, Commission is calculated from the Base Price of Home (upgrades and premiums may not be included, depending on builder)
- Venice Realty, Inc. must be the Broker you are registered with at the New Construction Community/Builder.
- Successful closing on New Construction Home with registered New Home Community/Builder
2% Rebate Examples:
If your new construction home is $400,000, you will receive $8,000 upon closing.
If your new construction home is $600,000, you will receive $12,000 upon closing.
Where do I start with Venice Realty's New Home Rebate program?
Get Started by taking quiz.
Should I get a Pre-Qualification Letter from a Lender?
One of the top ways you can show a Builder you are ready to buy a New Home in their Community is to send them a Pre-qualification Letter from your lender (or their lender) or proof of funds, if you are paying cash.
Some Builders even have a Special Waitlist for people who have already provided this information to them.
What does it mean to be "Registered With A Builder"?
When Venice Realty “Registers” you at a community with a builder, Venice Realty fills out the builder’s information card with your contact information and Megan Hess with Venice Realty is listed as your broker. This is considered being “Registered with the Builder.” This documentation is needed for the builder to pay Venice Realty a commission, so Venice Realty can give you a rebate.
Save THOUSANDS With a 2% Rebate
Follow Venice Realty’s New Home Rebate program to earn a 2% New Home Rebate when you buy your new home in the Venice, Florida Area.