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Old 03-31-2020, 10:43 AM
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TV agents are just that. Agents of the developer that sell new construction, new spec homes, and they list and sell previously owned homes in The Villages thru their Villages Listing Service. They are not licensed Realtors, therefor they cannot participate in the sale of any broker listed home inside or out of The Villages. I have recently seem a few agents advertised as "licensed agents" I don't know what that means as they aren't using the trademarked Realtor designation.
Outside of The Villages, there are licensed real estate Brokers, who own their own office/company, and work representing buyers and sellers. There are also Brokers in Charge, licensed as a Broker but run an office/company for another party. And then, there are licensed Realtors who work for outside of The Villages agencies as sales reps and buyers agents.
Unless something has changed, these two groups are like oil and water. They don't mix, and they don't cooperate on transactions. Realtors don't sell new/used Villages inventory, and Villages agents work for the developer and in cooperation with other Villages agents
Not sure what part of the bolded passage you can't absorb?? ALL persons selling Real Estate in the State of Florida are required to meet the SAME licensing guidlines, both for education/classroom time, AND passing the SAME State Exam. Once they do that, regardless who they choose to work for (Properties of TV, ReMax, Century 21, etc.), they do so as Licensed Real Estate AGENTS. For anyone working for a Broker/Firm that is a Member of the Nat'l Assoc. of REALTORS, once they pay their dues to join that group, they can use the designation and trademarked logo of "Realtor" on their cards, letters, etc.

That's about all there is to it! Don't make it more confusing than it needs to be. Others have explained adequately who can show/sell what properties, so I'm staying away from that. Hope that helps a little.....
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:48 AM
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When we recently began the search for a used home we ended up with a Villages agent to show us the ones listed with the Villages and a Realtor that could show us the rest of the houses listed by real estate companies. Sort of a rotten deal because who ever you buy from the other one gets the shaft.

Years ago the Villages was a MLS realtor with a broker and they shared listings, then they closed all their Real Estate offices and went to agents and dropped MLS and refuse to work with the other real estate companies. Someone said the Villages did not like having to pay commissions to outside realtors.

We listed our old house with the Villages to begin with, they used it to sell new homes, if they showed it they were telling the customer that they could buy a new one for the same price. After the listing expired we listed with a local Realtor and they sold it with in two weeks.
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Old 03-31-2020, 12:15 PM
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Not sure what part of the bolded passage you can't absorb?? ALL persons selling Real Estate in the State of Florida are required to meet the SAME licensing guidlines, both for education/classroom time, AND passing the SAME State Exam. Once they do that, regardless who they choose to work for (Properties of TV, ReMax, Century 21, etc.), they do so as Licensed Real Estate AGENTS. For anyone working for a Broker/Firm that is a Member of the Nat'l Assoc. of REALTORS, once they pay their dues to join that group, they can use the designation and trademarked logo of "Realtor" on their cards, letters, etc.

That's about all there is to it! Don't make it more confusing than it needs to be. Others have explained adequately who can show/sell what properties, so I'm staying away from that. Hope that helps a little.....
Snarkiness must be common where you are from. And with that, my reply to you will probably be deleted. Just so you know, I have decades of real estate experience, buying, selling, acting as an investor, and also as a licensed agent. I held the Realtor designation honorably, and was a member of my local, my state, and the National Board of Realtors.
I have had hour upon hour of licensing instructions, and again, years of practical experience. You are not understanding my statement. My point was I have seen The Villages advertise some of their agents as licensed. And my thought was Why highlight a few as licensed? Are they possibly trying to portray them as Realtors? I don't know what the intention was.
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