Here are four reasons you should work with a Realtor when purchasing new construction.
So why is it better to work with a Realtor when looking at new construction homes?
1. Representation. If you walk into that new home sales office without an agent, you’re no longer allowed to have your own representation, which is very important to have when navigating through the new home sales process.
2. It’s absolutely free. The builder pays your agent’s commission, not you. You have nothing to worry about on that front.
3. Leverage. A good real estate professional will have two or three lenders, landscapers, home interior designers, and flooring companies on hand so that you can use these resources as you need them. This will also help you compare their rates to what the builder is charging you for various features.
4. Negotiations. The home I’m standing in today is under contract with one of my buyers. When we went under contract, we were able to negotiate $40,000 off the total purchase price simply by asking the right questions. When you use a strong negotiator, you can save thousands of dollars.
Please keep these points in mind before you go into a new home development with any intent to purchase. Always call a professional first.
If you have any questions about this or other real estate topics, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help you.