What you call a VIP Realtor reception is only an informative session, non-selling event. You won't be able to hold or purchase units, unless you have an appointment starting on Saturday. Plans will be released tomorrow for non real estate agents with confirmed appointments. Many realtors will be very disappointed tomorrow as they need an appointment to purchase units and many of them do not know that. All the appointments are booked for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There is many people without realtor that have appointments for the weekend and will have first crack at suites before many realtors
I certainly hope you are right Carturo. Your comments have me feeling optimistic for Saturday. Anyway, I try to stay fairly even keeled in situations like this. If I don't see exactly what I want being available and at reasonable price, then I simply turn on my heel and walk out. I've been in on so called 'opening day' launches before and walked out feeling really pissed. I don't like the feeling that I got to dinner early, only to find the hind teat was left.
The builder's pals and family, and then the realtors with their entourage of investors, then a number of nice suites get phony 'sold' stickers so that they can be sold later at inflated prices. After everyone has had their fill at the trough, the prices are jacked up and the doors are thrown open to the public for the 'GRAND OPENING!'.
If this builder is actually going to break away from this practice, then I am dusting off my cheque book.