The Realtor-Developer Relationship

At SouthStar Communities’ Texas masterplans, the industry shift in the relationship between realtors and developers is paying dividends

With the real estate market heating up, realtors are on the front lines, making deals, checking out properties, and taking advantage of great opportunities for their clients. And increasingly those opportunities are being found in master-planned acreage communities. At SouthStar Communities’ Texas masterplans, the industry shift in the relationship between realtors and developers is paying dividends for all parties.


Realtor_Open_House_The_Reserve_14 iPad winners from the Realtor Open House at The Reserve at Vintage Oaks

SouthStar Communities values its relationships with the realtor community, and prides itself on strong commission programs as an added incentive to helping clients find the ideal Texas property. Realtors don’t have to tour with their clients if they choose not to; the realtor supplies the name of their client, and SouthStar does the rest. When the client purchases, the Realtor receives a minimum 6% commission. Talk about easy money—especially with the great desirability of each of these communities and Texas in general.

Part of the draw for land buyers—and for realtors who are increasingly converting homebuyers to land buyers—is the tremendous job growth in Texas. It was recently announced by the Dallas News that “Texas leads the nation in job growth, adding 322,400 workers in the last year. Economists say trends for the remainder of the year look promising.”

TIME magazine pointed out in its “10 reasons Texas Is Our Future” cover story that “Texas is America’s fastest-growing large state, with three of the top five fastest-growing cities in the country: Austin, Dallas and Houston. It is no coincidence that those are the three cities nearest to SouthStar’s popular communities.

Austin is within commuting distance to the company’s flagship community, Vintage Oaks in New Braunfels. Vintage Oaks offers a superior location on the Texas Wine Trail and is “the fastest growing community in the Hill Country" according to Metrostudy. At SouthStar Communities’ Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake, buyers in search of prime Texas lake-view property discover all the advantages of living near the lake without losing a convenient DFW location. Continued impressive real estate gains in Houston have made moving to Bryan-College Station and building a custom home on a prime piece of Texas land a reality, and SouthStar Communities’ King Oaks has increasingly become the beneficiary.

The combination of ideal locations that put buyers in the center of where they want to be, resort-style amenities, and even some home-lot packages like those being offered at the brand-new neighborhood of The Reserve at Vintage Oaks as well as Lake Ridge, are making realtors take notice of the incredible land buying options for their clients. For more information about how to be a part of SouthStar Communities' realtor network, visit SouthStar Communities.

For more information about Texas land or any of SouthStar Communities' master-planned communities, visit SouthStar Communities, Vintage Oaks, Lake Ridge, or King Oaks.