We will advocate for your best interests | The builder’s real estate agent can be a good resource in the new construction process, but don’t forget they’re representing the builder in the sale. With a real estate agent in your corner, you’ll have someone on your side who is invested in your happiness with the home.
We have deep knowledge in the area | An agent comes to the new construction process with key area knowledge: they know how much homes cost and the going rate for different construction projects. Armed with this information, they negotiate on your behalf from a position of power. A buyer’s agent will help you think through things like your budget and the cost of each upgrade. They also know how to spot a deal and may even be able to leverage their past experience with a builder to negotiate the home price, free upgrades or financial incentives, even in this market.
We can help decode the fine print of new-construction paperwork | New construction contracts aren't standard purchase contracts. Your agent will comb over the contract and bring up any issues to the builder and seller’s agent. Your agent will also know the right time to bring in an attorney. Without an agent or attorney representation, you could inadvertently agree to some costly terms.
We will help you think long-term about resale | You’ll be the first person to ever own this house. But if you make it completely 100% yours, outfitted to all of your eclectic personal tastes or the latest trends, you could face challenges down the line if you ever decide to sell.
We will help with communication between you and your builder | Staying in constant contact with your builder can be a full-time job. Having a real estate agent can help give you peace of mind. A seasoned agent with experience in new builds can give you invaluable insight during the process. Whether they’ve done business with those particular builders, or are aware of other comparable communities in the area, they can provide a wider context to your transaction. They might have an existing relationship with your builder, easing any tensions that might arise.