One of the big questions we get is: “Do I need a buyer’s agent when buying new construction?”
The short answer is: It certainly helps! We know buying new construction seems simple, simply pick out the floor plan you want, choose the lot that fits you best, pick out your kitchen and bathroom then simply watch it go up. With no sellers to deal with, and seemingly no repairs to deal with when inspection time comes, seems like an easy transaction, right?
Not so fast. In any real estate transaction, it’s important to have a professional on your side, even if the process seems straightforward.
Many buyers looking at new construction like having a buyer’s agent on their side for a sense of security, as it will give you some piece of mind knowing someone is on your side looking out for your best interest. After all the sales person in the model showroom is likely working on commission and needs your sale to fatten their paycheck.
As we dive deeper though, you’ll see that peace of mind is just one benefit of having an experienced agent along for the ride.
Even though a friendly sales representative will greet you with a smile the moment you walk through the door of the sales center, we want you to never forget that they work for the builder, or developer, and don’t always have your best interest in mind. Bring your own agent with you starting with your first visit. Fact is that many builders require your agent to register with them from the very beginning in order for them to be involved… Think about that for a minute.