5 Benefits of Using a Real Estate Professional for New Construction
4/3/15 – It might not seem necessary to involve a real estate professional in a transaction where a buyer can deal directly with a builder. However, by using a real estate professional, you have someone to protect your interests and guide you along the right path. Here are 5 advantages to using a real estate professional when buying a newly constructed home.
1. A Realtor represents you at no cost.
The builder pays your agent’s commission. You enjoy individual attention and support at no cost to you.
2. The builder’s sales agent represent the builder, not you.
The sales agent who greets you in a model home works on behalf of the builder and is not necessarily a Realtor. Using your own Realtor to oversee your purchase ensures you are being represented by an industry professional who is focused soley on your best interests.
3. Builder contracts can be negotiated.
An experienced Realtor knows that the standard builder contract presented to buyers in a builder’s sales office can be negotiated. From upgrade options to financing and closing costs, your dedicated agent will work to your benefit before you sign a contract.
4. A Realtor will help you understand the contract.
Sales contracts are lengthy and involve many aspects of a transaction; financing, deposits, time frames, whether you will have an independent inspection, etc. You will appreciate having the expertise of a knowledgable Realtor to make sure you understand how the process will flow once you have purchased a home to be constructed. Click here for an extreme example of what can happen when you don’t have a sales professional assisting with details.
5. A Realtor will match you with the right community.
A builder’s sales representative is can review the features of a neighborhood yet to be built, but a Realtor will look out for your best interest when it comes to researching important points such as flood plains, property tax variances, potential for commercial construction in your “back yard,” changing school zones, and much more.
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