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Buying New Construction

Receive Up To 2% Of The Total Sale Price Back At Closing On Any New Construction Home, Through Any Builder, Anywhere In Northern Virginia!

Working with The Mayer Team is easy and saves home buyers thousands of dollars. Not many people realize that rebates are available, congratulations on doing the research that led you here! You’ll be so glad you did when you find out just how much money you can save by working with The Mayer Team on your next home purchase.

What is a Home-Buyer Rebate

When a new home is built or sold, the realtor who represents the buyer typically makes a commission of 2.5 to 3% of the sales price of the home, as defined by the builder. The Mayer Team’s New Construction Rebate Program rebates you up to 2% of the sale price of the home which comes from the commission the builder pays the real estate broker. If the builder pays a 3% commission we’ll rebate you 2% of the 3%, if the builder pays a 2.5% commission we’ll rebate you 1.5% of the 2.5%. We will never keep more than 1% of the total sales price and the rest goes to you.

Your rebate is based on the total sales price of the home as defined by the builder. Many builders will only pay commission on the base price of the house and not the options or lots premiums.

 As you can see most of the realtor’s commission is RETURNED to you, the home buyer. This applies to any new construction home, through any Northern Virginia home builder. The credit can either be applied to your closing costs, buying down points for a better interest rate or with lender approval, as a check cut to you after closing. It is your choice!

This rebate comes directly from the agent’s commission. It does not interfere with any builder incentives offered to the buyer. In fact, the builder would just keep it, if you were not using a realtor. Plus, the rebate is completely tax free! You will not be issued a 1099 for the return of funds!

Why Does The Mayer Team Offer This Rebate

When you buy a new home through a builder, there is less time involved for the Realtor. The builder’s on-site sales team handles much of the paperwork, greatly reducing our duties during the process. This allows us to offer a generous rebate back to you, the home buyer.

We understand how expensive it can be moving into a new home. The Mayer Team New Construction Rebate Program is a win-win-win program and everyone benefits, especially you!

  • Home buyers gets a cash back rebate, which equals thousands of dollars!
  • The Mayer Team gains your business as a client and earns 1% of the transaction.
  • Builders Sell more homes.

What do I Have to do Next to Make Sure I Receive my Rebate?

 Contact us and let me know which home/builder you’re interested in (We can assist with your search, as well). Many builders require that we accompany you on the first visit. Please resist the temptation to go alone, as you could forfeit your opportunity to receive a rebate. After we have accompanied you on the first visit, you can then go back any time you like.

Enter into a Buyers Rep Agreement with us that spells out the terms of the rebate.

Let the builder’s salesperson know that you are working with The Mayer Team at Samson Properties. This must be done on your first visit.  

 Allow us to contact the builder, so that we can take care of any necessary paperwork to represent you.

Speak with your lender and find out how much of the rebate can be credited to closing costs on your particular loan.

If there is a rebate due to you over and above the amount allowed to be credited towards closing costs, ask your lender if their underwriter will allow your Realtor to credit you the remaining amount on the closing disclosure as a POC item (Paid outside of closing).

If you still have funds remaining, ask your lender if you can use the overage to pay any other costs such as buying down points.

That’s really all you have to do. We handle the rest! It is very simple and straightforward.

Besides the Rebate is There Any Other Reason I Need a Buyer’s Agent?

When you buy a new construction, you get a home you can customize and since it’s new construction what’s there to know, it can seem so easy. It’s a new home so there is no risk of ending up in a home with a bunch of problems caused by previous owners.

Unfortunately, you won’t be the first new home purchaser to discover that buying new construction is not as simple, or as trouble free, as you imagined. There is still a lot that can go wrong, and you can still wind up with a property that is not nearly as perfect as you expected.

The truth is, you need a buyer’s agent to look out for your interests when buying new construction. As with any home purchase, there are too many potential pitfalls, and complications involved in the process to guarantee a good result unless you have experienced help. Here are a few good reason why you need The Mayer Team

We’ll help Ensure You Pick the Right Builder

One of the top reasons why you should have a buyer’s agent when purchasing a new home is to be able to get a professional’s opinion on the reputation of the builder.

One of the greatest things about working with a good Realtor is that you benefit from his or her network of agents, vendors, lenders and other industry professionals. Word gets around when businesses or service providers don’t take care of their customers in the real estate industry.

We’ll Help Guide You When it Comes to the Lot, Location, and Neighborhood

The best value in real estate is not always clear without extensive experience to guide you. While you can just go with your gut, working with your agent can help ensure you make choices about your purchase that will best serve your interests.

Picking out the best lot, the right community for your lifestyle, the neighborhood features you want and the upgrades that are worthwhile, your agent can help out with all of these things. You are the final decision maker, but the best leaders have capable advisers to help guide their choices. While you can choose to work with any real estate agent, having someone in your corner with experience in new construction can be a huge benefit!

For example, in new construction, the lot you choose can have significant consequences. Quite often buyers will be choosing a lot from a classy looking neighborhood plan. It will look all green and pretty. The fact of the matter is you really don’t know what you’re getting from looking at a builders marketing plan.

An agent who knows new construction inside and out will ask to see the lots specific site plan. From this, you will be able to gather the topography of the lot. Maybe you don’t want a steeply sloping lot? How about finding out there is a large drainage ditch in your backyard? Maybe you will discover there is a large utility box smack dab in your front yard! Are you getting the point here?

Many buyers do not think of these things until they have committed to a contract and it’s too late.

We’ll Guide You on Appropriate Upgrades and Plan Modifications

One of the nice things about new construction is you should be able to customize the home to your exact needs and wants. Without proper guidance, you could easily spend a lot of money on things that don’t matter when it comes time to sell.

Again, an experienced buyer’s agent can guide you into some of the best new home upgrades with the highest return on investment. Some improvements really make a difference, while others will bring no return when it’s time to sell.

This is the kind of advice that can help you years later when you go to sell.

We’ll Make Sure All the Paperwork is in Order

Having a buyer’s agent isn’t just important when buying a new home. Having a fiduciary in your corner is always important. Real estate purchases involve a lot of paperwork, documents that can be confusing and overwhelming.

He or she will also help you review any contracts you sign to make sure you are getting what you think you are getting. Your agent will verify that all aspects of the contract are understood by you and that you are OK with them.

We’ll Negotiate on Your Behalf

A strong negotiator understands the true value of all aspects of the deal. Your agent understands what you want and need. He or she also understands what the builder values most. Because your agent sees both sides clearly, he or she is the one most capable of negotiating a deal that will be to your benefit.

For example – everyone knows the builder will want to sell the home for the highest price possible. But the builder is not just motivated by making as much money as possible from the sale. The builder also wants to keep the price high because it helps the builder sell the next home for a similar price.

The builder can point to your sale and expect the next buyer to accept a price that is somewhere near what you paid. However, because keeping the price at a certain point is so important, it means that the builder might be willing to give you other concessions in negotiations, such as offering upgrades.

Keep in mind, however, that every market is different. If the builder is selling all his homes at full price and not give away any upgrades, don’t expect your agent to perform miracles. In some areas, builders can’t build the homes fast enough to keep up with buyer demand. Don’t expect a builder to discount when they don’t need to.

We’ll Represent You Through the Entire Buying Process

Not only does the average person not have the ability to determine which builders are reputable, they may also be taken advantage of by the professionals working for the builder. The builder and the employees of the builder are there to make as much money as possible.

With a reputable buyer’s agent, you get to step back and make the key decisions that will get you what you want, while the agent filters all the marketing, salesmanship and other noise into the facts that will help you make the best choice.

Remember the Builder’s On-Site Salesperson Represents the Builder

Keep in mind that the real estate agent working for the builder is focused on the best interests of his client, the company selling the homes. You deserve to have your own agent, someone who will be looking out for you.

When buying any home, it is always wise to have an exclusive buyer’s representative in your corner fighting hard for your best interests. There are so many questions that can come up when buying new construction. You want a trusted advisor to answer your questions.

Asking advice to a builder representative is probably going to get you very different answers. Hopefully, by now you understand why having a buyer’s agent when purchasing new construction is paramount to your success.

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What my clients are saying  

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $700K in Marshall, VA. Dan and Lauren were fantastic throughout the entire process of searching for and buying a home. They were informative and helpful without being overbearing. They were always candid and upfront with their thoughts, and made us very comfortable keeping an open dialogue. Regardless of the time of day or day of the week, they consistently went above and beyond to meet us, show us a new home, and always replied immediately to our concerns. We truly felt as though they always had our best interest at heart, and can't recommend them enough to any prospective buyer!!


~ D. Balough - June 7, 2017

Bought and sold a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $300K in Gainesville, VA. Lauren and Dan are both professional, patient, and detail thru out the whole process. Very patient for all the questions we have and provide valuable suggestions. Great experience and will recommend to all the friends!


~ Andy Lee - May 17, 2017

Sold a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $300K in Gainesville, VA. We asked Lauren to sell our home after she quickly sold our daughter's home. Lauren was a pleasure to work with. We have worked with other realtors but we never felt that they really cared if they sold our home. With Lauren, we never felt like we were "just another listing." Lauren is soft spoken and kind but she is also a great negotiator who is always one step ahead of any issues that could arise. I would definitely recommend Lauren to anyone who wants a positive selling experience.


~ Sally Hoover - March 15, 2017

Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $325K in Gainesville, VA. Lauren and Dan did a great job for me. I was under a quick time limit, and both Dan and Lauren went the extra mile showing me homes, helping me with the process, providing insights for insurance and contractors, and just being there for to assist be it day or night. I would recommend Dan and Lauren to anyone who needs a realtor who treats the client more like family than just another job. Thanks Guys!!!


~ Doug Ketcher - February 13, 2017

Listed Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $350K in Leesburg, VA. Lauren and Dan are very knowledgeable about the market and were a big help in determining what price to sell the house. The house looked so nice after they staged it, we had second thoughts about selling. The transaction was complicated because we were out of the country at the time, but Lauren and Dan kept us well informed, and managed the logistics between all parties. Great team!


~ K. Kelly - January 11, 2017

Sold a home in 2016 for approximately 485K in Warrenton, VA 20187. Lauren was always willing to help with whatever we needed help with. Very good with communication and negotiating the contract. She was excellent at closing the deal.


~ Rachelle Conde - January 6, 2017

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $450K in Manassas, VA. Lauren is the best realtor that I have ever worked with, going above and beyond the standard realtor duties. She knows the area well and is willing to work with her clients to find them their new home. My wife and I were on a deadline to find our house as we were both starting new jobs in the area. Unfortunately the sellers were not very responsive and were difficult to contact. I was very worried that we would not meet our deadline. Lauren was very responsive to all of my calls and attempted to make contact with the sellers daily to get them to complete their necessary paperwork in time. Throughout the experience I felt that Lauren was genuinely interested in helping my family and I believe my home buying experience would have been awful without her. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area.


~ G. Sweeney - December 12, 2016

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $425K in Gainesville, VA. Lauren, along with her husband Dan, were fantastic to work with. She is very professional and on task. Whenever we needed her, she was quick to help us out, especially since we were quite needy at times. She is also very down to earth, which is so refreshing these days. Lauren and Dan Mayer are a wonderful team. We would work with them again in the future.


~ C. Calvente - December 22, 2016

Sold a Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $425K in Haymarket, VA. Lauren and The Mayer Team provided EXCELLENT service throughout the entire home-selling process: from the initial meeting, to the listing, to knowledge of local market conditions, to open houses, to contract negotiation; in short, from A to Z, Lauren Mayer was great to work with. Every home owner or buyer should be so lucky as to work with Lauren!


~ J. Triber - August 28, 2016

Sold a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $175K in Fairfax, VA. Last summer Lauren helped us with the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. This spring she sold a condo rental property for us. We had a good offer within 2 weeks! Lauren is professional, knowledgeable and approachable. We would not hesitate to call on her again and have recommended her to our son and his wife.


~ Elizabeth Kutz - June 29, 2016

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $525K in Haymarket, VA. Lauren was very patient and responsive. She always had time to talk us through any questions and relieve anxieties. Lauren never pressured us in our decision making process or pressured us to take an offer that was less than what we would be happy with. She is knowledgeable about the market and about the area and it was a pleasure to work with her!


~ Elizabeth Kutz - February 9, 2016

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $800K in Haymarket, VA. The experience with Lauren as our realtor was outstanding. We've sold over seven homes in different states, and by far, Lauren exceeded all expectations. Our home was listed during a time when multiple high end homes were on the market, many in the same subdivision with home owners significantly reducing their prices, thus creating extreme competition. Lauren not only stayed the course, but, exhibited even more vigilance and creative marketing solutions which led to our home being sold with the highest rate of return. Most, if not all of our completion homes are still on the market and we have now relocated. Our experience with Lauren was very pleasant and rewarding, we now consider her and her spouse friends that we will cherish for many years to come. Lauren, you are the best.


~ Norris & Joan Walker - December 6, 2015

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Oakton, VA. Lauren has been our realtor for the past several years. Originally, she helped us buy a home, we had already been through two other realtors. She was patient, she listened to what we wanted, and she understood the market and the communities. She helped us find our perfect home. Later she helped us rent and then sell our other home. Again, she helped us get the best price possible out of a tough market. I highly recommend her! She is the best.


~ Don Brown - September 17, 2015

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Haymarket, VA. Hi, Lauren helped us sell our house and also purchase two new ones. She guided us through the process of staging our house and what to expect during the sell process. We would like to describe Lauren as professional, helpful, knowledgeable and definitely knows who's her client in the negotiation part at the same time as knowing to be diplomatic. When purchasing our new homes, she did everything to help us find homes where we would be happy so we hardheartedly would recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor.


~ Annelee Aveling - June 24, 2014

Sold a home in 2013 in Haymarket, VA 20169. I had a very unique, and many times, very difficult process to sell my home. Lauren, faced with challenges and adversity, hung in there and fought hard to get my home sold under very difficult circumstances. She is patient, considerate and thoughtful, yet demanding and pressing when she needs to be. If it wasn't for her tireless efforts, my home would still be on the market today.


~ J. Dibacco - July 7, 2013

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Purcellville, VA. We felt like we were in good hands from the start. Without pressuring us in any way, Lauren provided all we needed to make solid decisions. We are giving her five stars for "local knowledge" even though she went outside her typical service areas to list our home; our reason for this is that she did whatever she needed to do to acquire the knowledge necessary to guide us effectively throughout the entire process. Lauren is friendly and easy-going and a pleasure to work with.


~ Jeff & Sylvia Case - July 2, 2013

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Nokesville, VA. We recently worked with Lauren on the purchase of a property. During the whole process we found Lauren to be the consummate real estate professional. Her representation on our behalf was outstanding. We would never have been able to complete the purchase of the property without her persistence and advice during the negotiation process. Lauren always was readily available and got back to us promptly when we had questions. She is very pleasant to work with. We would strongly recommend her to be your real estate agent.


~ R. Klima - July 2, 2013

Bought a home in 2012 in South Riding, VA 20152. We were so fortunate to have Lauren on our side as we bought a home while getting ready to move back to the US from overseas. She went above and beyond to find us what we wanted and stand in for us when we could not be at closing. Everything went smoothly and we did not worry about a thing that was in her hands.


~ K. Flick

Bought a home in 2012 in Gainesville, VA 20155. Lauren Mayer was extremely helpful in purchasing the home of my dreams. She was always very professional and quickly responded to the numerous questions I asked. I purchased a new construction home in Gainesville, Va and could not have navigated the whole process without her help! She excelled in negotiating items that an average client, like myself, would not know how to approach. I highly recommend Lauren if your looking for a dependable agent to sell your home!


~ Louis Wesley

Sold a home in 2011 in Piedmont, Haymarket, VA 20169. Lauren Mayer was responsive from the minute we asked her to put our house on the market. She quickly helped to stage our home, get our house on the internet with a fantastic virtual tour, and get things moving as we put our house on the market. She was always optimistic but realistic at the same time. She was there to answer our many, many questions throughout the process. She did a great job negotiating with the potential buyer, and we sold our house quickly. We highly recommend Lauren to anyone who wants fantastic customer service, guidance, and someone who is very professional


~ A. Harris

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