New Build- Need an Agent?

Posted by on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 1:55pm.

Have you ever walked into the model home showroom of a brand new housing development?

There is nothing more exciting than the prospect of building a home from scratch and starting absolutely fresh in a new space. The nice sales people in the showroom are happy to help you through the process, but did you know that you can bring your own real estate agent to represent you? Not only do you get to pick the colors of the carpet, choose the countertops and flooring and watch as the home goes up, you can do it with your own REALTOR.  

New builds are well branded, highly marketed, beautifully staged, and have sales representatives right there to answer your questions.  They even offer lender incentives to use their preferred lender.  WOW! This all sounds great!  Whats not to love?  Well, new builds actually have a lot of hiccups form contract to closing.  From building delays, changes in available finishes, price negotiations, lack of contract termination ability, final inspections, to builder warranties.... the list goes on and on.  Sometimes this can make a buyer feel helpless as the builder and sales representative are on the same team and not making you a priority.  This is when a REALTOR comes in handy!  

Top Reasons you Need Your Own REALTOR When Buying New Construction

  •   Choose the Right Development – It’s not enough to find a lovely development; understanding the neighborhood and schools play a big part of home values.

  •   Choose the Right Lot – You might love the corner lot, but your agent can help you consider resale before you buy.

  •   Consider the Cost of Upgrades – Not all upgrades should be handled through the sales office; your agent can help you understand customary costs for upgrades.

  •   Contract Negotiation – Did you know that the price and terms of new construction homes can be negotiated? Your agent can get you the best deal. It is also best to have someone solely vested in your best interest.  The sales associate is representing the seller/builder and multiple other buyers; you aren't their highest priority. 

  •   Contract Review – Your agent will ensure everything is written correctly in the contract.

  •   Home Inspection – Your agent will arrange a professional home inspection.

  •   Your Agent is Free – All this representation and help, yet the home development pays their commission. 


    New home construction is fun! Take advantage of all the benefits having your own agent representation brings and let the housing development pay for it.  So next time you are excited to go check out the new developments that are breaking ground please reach out to your REALTOR first.  They can get you on a VIP list and you can tour the models, eat the warm cookies, drink the water and find the home of your dreams!  



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