How often, when we have someone interested in a new condo or a new home development, are we faced with "Here's our contract. We can't use anything else because this has been approved by the state.? It's true, we can't use our state real estate contract, and we do have to use the developer's approved contract.
What the developer's rep won't tell you, however, is that you can add clauses or addendums to the contract. That's one of the benefits of working with a knowledgeable real estate agent - they know that!
So, yes, you can add a change in terms - a penalty if your clients have to stay in a hotel because the house isn't finished, more upgrades, a change in deposit terms, extra independent inspections. The developer won't automatically accept it just because you ask, but often times she will. In today's Florida market, you're more likely than ever to get addendums and concessions.
This is one more benefit the buyer gets when working with a professional, experienced, qualified agent.