5 Reasons to Engage a REALTOR® When Buying a From a New Home Builder
by Stuart Neal
on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 10:54am.
5 Reasons to Engage a REALTOR® When Buying a New Home
When purchasing a new home, it’s very easy to just walk into a show home get excited about what you see and start shopping. Unfortunately, this this approach has a number of pitfalls for you.
The builder’s representative is NOT licensed and is NOT obligated to work in your best interests. The builder’s representative usually operates under one of two objectives:
To sell you a home with the lowest specification for the highest price they can get you to pay. Or
To sell you a home with the highest specification and highest price they can get you to pay.
It really depends upon the builder and their culture.
As a consumer your goal is normally the opposite. Most new home buyers want to buy a home with the best specification they can get for the lowest possible price.
Our REALTORS® bring far more value than they cost. Most builders have an allowance within their pricing plans to cover the cost of buyer brokerage fees, so it could be argued that the service we provide is FREE to you.
A good REALTOR® is going to give you a great deal of value.
Here are some examples of how we have assisted other new home buyers in the past.
We know all of the major homebuilders’ models and floorplans. Once we understand in general what kind of home you are looking for, we can quickly guide you to the ‘right’ builders and save you time.
We can research how much money home builders have sold other homes for to other buyers in the past and ensure you get a similar deal (or better).
We can negotiate items you really don’t want out of the transaction and save you money.
We can advise you on custom changes to floorplan and specifications based on your needs not those of the builder.
We can negotiate extras into your purchase or perhaps get you upgrades like hardwood, granite counters, better appliances, a deck, landscaping and in some cases furniture.
For these reasons and many others, we strongly suggest you allow us to assist you with the purchase of your next new home. We have REALTORS® standing by to assist. Just ask us. Enjoy your day.