Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments you can make. There are many pros and cons when it comes to deciding between new construction and purchasing an existing house. If you decide that new construction is right for your financial situation and it meets your timeline, keep in mind that a Realtor can make the process easier for you.
When you work with a Realtor, you are choosing to work with a person licensed to facilitate the purchase and sale of homes. For most of us, that’s our full-time job. If you are purchasing new construction from a builder, you will want someone on your side who understands the industry and is interested in making sure you get the best deal.
Who will protect your interests? The site agent works for the builder, not for you. Bringing a Real Estate agent with you from the very beginning sets a standard for how you will be treated. An added perk of using a Realtor is gaining insight from their buyers who have bought new construction before. Your Realtor will be glad to connect you with a buyer who has used the same builder.
Working with a Realtor won’t cost you a dime and will save you money in the long run. When you purchase a home, the seller is the one who pays the Realtor for their time and expertise. For new construction, this means that the builder will pay the Realtor’s usual commission. The Realtor can help you negotiate for additional closing costs and even get a matching interest rate if the builder insists you use their lender.
A Realtor is a set of experienced eyes through the whole process. From style choices at the design center to final walkthrough, a Realtor has seen it all! Let them guide you to the best choices for getting the most value from your new home. It can be helpful to have an eye on industry trends before you make your final decision. Using a Realtor when purchasing new construction will set you up for success if you decide to sell your new home in the future.
Interested in buying new construction? Call Linda at 904-504-6717 or Carol at 904-862-7044.