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Old 05-06-2015, 06:31 AM
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What is the percentage of properties in The Villages listed by The Villages Properties compared to the percentage of properties listed by outside realtors via MLS? Does any realtor/company list ALL the homes that are for sale in The Villages? Trying to decide whether to choose a realtor first, then search for a home (and be limited to only those homes that the realtor lists), or find a home first, then search for a realtor to help acquire that home (thereby looking for a home without good help/local knowledge). Seems that the realtor arrangement/lineup in The Villages is more complicated than it should be!
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[QUOTE=JSBecker;1056456]What is the percentage of properties in The Villages listed by The Villages Properties compared to the percentage of properties listed by outside realtors via MLS? Does any realtor/company list ALL the homes that are for sale in The Villages? Trying to decide whether to choose a realtor first, then search for a home (and be limited to only those homes that the realtor lists), or find a home first, then search for a realtor to help acquire that home (thereby looking for a home without good help/local knowledge). Seems that the realtor arrangement/lineup in The Villages is more complicated than it should be![/QUOTE]


There is much unhappiness by the folks who are realtors that are not allowed to sell new homes for the developer. Many try to stir up trouble on this forum.

But there is NO problem with it being complicated.

If you want a new home you will use The Villages sales staff. If you want a used home listed by The Villages, you can use either sales staff or MLS realtor. If you want a home listed by MLS, you will use MLS.

So if you are not sure. Work with a Villages sales person and a local realtor.

NOT complicated.. And smart on the part of The Developer. I wouldn't give away business that is running up to me and panting either.

Welcome to the forum. Hope you love this wonderful town.
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Can't help you on the percentages, but you really do need both a Villages agent and an MLS realtor. The two don't mix per the developer's policies. Inconvenient for buyers and sellers. A money loser for realtors and agents. A very nice win situation for the developer.
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What is the percentage of properties in The Villages listed by The Villages Properties compared to the percentage of properties listed by outside realtors via MLS? Does any realtor/company list ALL the homes that are for sale in The Villages? Trying to decide whether to choose a realtor first, then search for a home (and be limited to only those homes that the realtor lists), or find a home first, then search for a realtor to help acquire that home (thereby looking for a home without good help/local knowledge). Seems that the realtor arrangement/lineup in The Villages is more complicated than it should be!
If you are looking for a new home,only agents from The Villages can work with you.
If you are looking at pre-owned you need a MLS agent and a Villager's agent.
I would contact both type of agents and give them your wishlist for a home.
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It really isn't too complicated.
TV representatives/realtor is not MLS.
The others are.
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The Villages builds and sells all the new homes and they sell resale ones also, and MLS realtors can sell only resale ones.

Not sure if you have been here and stayed at least a week to learn about TV, but in any case it's good to do the Lifestyle Preview Stay offered by TV. In that, they assign a sales rep to you (staying at a home or villa near Lake Sumter Landing), and the reps do not "sell". Living it for a week is what sells it. The sales reps are there as your concierge and if you ask to see properties, they'll show you some so you learn about the various pricing levels and floor plans. They tend to show new ones and not used ones because home sellers expect serious lookers for the showings. Most people here in their first days are mind boggled at the beauty and size of the place, and so the guidance of a TV sales rep is seriously needed.

Learn with TV reps, then go to Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.comģ . All MLS listings can be seen on realtor.com There are MLS realtors on here who are good.

One thing to know: when TV prices a resale home for sale, it is the right price. Many sellers have learned the hard way, after 6 months on the market and their home got stale, that they should have listed with TV in the first place. My guess is that TV has about 60% of resale listings and they intend to hold their market share. They compete.
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I would say to find an agent for the mls listings and and a rep. from the villages.
The villages rep. will show you new homes and pre-owned but will try and steer you towards new homes.
An outside realtor has access to the mls listings.
Take your time an decide where you want to live. We are in our second villages home and decided to go to the historic section where we have a pre-owned designer stick built on the golf course.
When you buy pre-owned there is a good chance that there have been lots of upgrades made.
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For new homes ití simple, The Village Properties has the exclusive rights to sell new homes in the Villages. Currently, The Village Properties are listing 535 preowned homes for sale. Zillow list 319 houses for sale that are not being sold by the Village Properties. I would say over 50% of the preowned home are also being sold by The Village Properties. There are good deals on new homes that havenít sold in the older (one year old) neighborhoods such as The Village of Deaton where my house is located.
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What is the percentage of properties in The Villages listed by The Villages Properties compared to the percentage of properties listed by outside realtors via MLS? Does any realtor/company list ALL the homes that are for sale in The Villages? Trying to decide whether to choose a realtor first, then search for a home (and be limited to only those homes that the realtor lists), or find a home first, then search for a realtor to help acquire that home (thereby looking for a home without good help/local knowledge). Seems that the realtor arrangement/lineup in The Villages is more complicated than it should be!
When we began looking about 18 months ago we worked with a Village Sales Person and also a Realtor that works with MLS. At that time, it was really the only way to see all the property's available in The Villages. I doubt this has changed. We found it somewhat unusual to have two people working in the same area, but it's the way it works in The Villages, and wasn't the least bit difficult seeing everything we wanted to see.
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What is the percentage of properties in The Villages listed by The Villages Properties compared to the percentage of properties listed by outside realtors via MLS? Does any realtor/company list ALL the homes that are for sale in The Villages? Trying to decide whether to choose a realtor first, then search for a home (and be limited to only those homes that the realtor lists), or find a home first, then search for a realtor to help acquire that home (thereby looking for a home without good help/local knowledge). Seems that the realtor arrangement/lineup in The Villages is more complicated than it should be!
We began looking about 18 months ago and purchased in 2/14. We had an MLS Realtor and also a Villages Sales Person. At that time, it was the only way to see all the pre-owned property on the market. It was unusual to have two people involved in showing us property within the same community, but not the least bit difficult.

Have fun looking, exploring, and find two separate real estate people to show you all your options. Go to as many open houses as you possibly can. That's what we did to find our perfect combination to show us property.
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