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Should I use a REALTOR® if I’m buying new construction from a builder?
Dated: April 8 2019
Should I use a Realtor if I’m buying new construction from a builder?
The short answer is YES! and here are some main reasons why.
· PROTECT YOURSELF! PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT! PROTECT YOUR TIME AND HARD EARNED MONEY!
· The Average New Home Buyer will spend months, if not years, researching different communities and new construction developments. Unfortunately, the information available online is not always correct and “pricing” is not always transparent, and no two builders are the same.
· Pricing, Availability and Options (upgrades) are constantly changing.
· Simply “walking into” a Sales Office or (Believe it or not) going to that builders/Developments Web Site can create a situation where the Builder would not have to agree to your Right to Buyer Representation. (not all Builders operate this way – but due to each being different you wouldn’t know until it was too late)
· “Too Late” is when you realize you do need Representation (and this will happen) but the Builder is no longer obligated to cooperate, then the Buyer is stuck having to Hire/Pay an experienced Agent for representation that they were previously allowed to have at no cost to the Buyer.
· The Sales Office works for the Builder not the Buyer. Although this sounds okay and can often be communicated as a benefit to the Buyer, It is Not.
· Sometimes a prospective Buyer may be told they will “receive a better deal” or “extra incentives” if they waive their right to their own Buyer Representation. But will have no real way of ever knowing if that promise was delivered.
· When embarking on any important or life altering decisions, whether Legal or Financial, every person should always make sure they have the proper Representation on their side to protect their interests.
· Don’t go in alone – When visiting a sales office, you will be asked to “register” however registering (even if you state you have Buyer Representation already) will not always guarantee the builder will need to honor or acknowledge it.
· Do you need to Sell your current Home in order to buy this new Home? If so, you will need an Experienced Agent to Make Sure that Can Happen by using the most effective strategies for marketing and selling your home for the most money possible, while also timing everything so that you don’t have to “move twice” find temporary housing or get stuck being fined daily (for every day you are late to close) or completely losing the new home, your deposits, upgrades costs and more by not being able to close (buy/perform) on the builders schedule.
· Register – If you want to be sure you have someone looking out for your best interest, tell the builder on your very first visit that you are already working with an agent. This will work most of the time – but, if you are told that your Agent needs to be with you, then its time to leave or get your agent down there before giving out any of your info or discussing or viewing anything. If you do not communicate this information upfront when you are buying new construction, your agent won’t be able to represent you and watch out for your best interest. If your agent is experienced with new construction there’s a good chance they already have a working relationship with the builder and community for which you are interested.
· Representation – The real estate representative in the builder’s sales office represents the builder’s best interest not yours. An independent real estate agent represents your interests and advocates on your behalf. Additionally, a real estate agent will help you get the most value for the least amount of money and make the real estate transaction easy and frustration free.
Sean is a very attentive and educated REALTOR. With a background in finance and experience as a senior loan officer. His clients would describe him as extremely committed to serving their best i....
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Should I use a Realtor if I’m buying new construction from a builder? The short answer is YES! and here are some main reasons why.·