Why is it absolutely essential to have an agent when buying a new construction home? This video will guide you from the common pitfall of designing your own dream home alone, and why you want an agent in your corner protecting your best interests.
A key concept that agents need to understand and communicate to our clients is that many buyers think they can get the best possible deal by going straight to the builder or the builder’s sales rep and cutting out the buyer’s agent. This is not the case. And actually, it is quite the opposite. Walk-in traffic to them represents only one possible sale. But a sales agent represents several possible sales and therefore builder’s agents are more motivated to give the best deals to the buyers who have good sales agents. Every agent has their strengths and weaknesses. And our strength is new construction, particularly associated with negotiating on behalf of the buyer. It’s amazing to see a family pick out the community that they want to live in, with the schools that best suit them. A commute to work or the neighborhood that will improve their life and make every day amazing. It takes a particular type of agent to transcend the traditional search MLS approach. And if you find the perfect home, I have compiled my top five reasons why you should have a buyer’s agent in your corner when shopping for a new construction. The first one is simple. An agent costs nothing extra. And like I said before, working with an agent might actually encourage the builder to give you more upgrades and perks.
Secondly, when you’re shopping, an agent with expertise in this field will be able to guide you to the right community and builder that has what you’re looking for. There are dozens and dozens and dozens of other options, and they all look good until you dig a little deeper. There’s agents out there, likely, that have done a much of this digging around for you.
Three, a good builder sees sales agents as an extension of their team. A builder’s team is designed to make every step of your home buying environment feel special and elegant. An agent that knows this process is integral for the builder in providing the best possible experience. A good buyer’s agent will be involved in the process and they will maintain communication with all parties involved to keep a paper trail. Do regular regular visits to the site. Solve problems, particularly when a mistake cannot be undone. For instance, like the wrong bricks were used and not discovered until they have been installed. Participate in walkthroughs, facilitate independent inspections, and attend the closing.
Bottom line, when purchasing a home, even when it’s new construction, it’s our job to look out for your interests. Builders and their representatives do not represent you. These sales representatives are very good at getting you an amazing home, but they’re also very good at making money for the builder and keeping the builder happy. You need someone in your corner that knows the ropes to guide you through the process. As you can see here, the advantages of working with an agent is huge.