Nothing is more exciting than building a new home. From lot selection to custom finishes to new construction incentives, there are many things to entice a buyer to build new. But prior to diving into your new construction dream, you should consider hiring a qualified real estate broker to represent you. Here’s why.
A Real Estate Broker Works For You, Not The Builder
An outside real estate broker – also known as a buyer’s agent – works for you, not the builder. Working directly with a builder or on-sites salesperson may seem convenient and appealing at first. However, there are several things happening behind the scenes that might keep you from getting the best possible price or hinder you in finding a home that best suits your future. This is because on-sites sales representatives have a singular purpose – to sell homes for the builder. They are not dedicated to help you find the best deal or lifestyle for your family.
Experience Isn’t Expensive, It’s Priceless
A seasoned real estate broker who specializes in new construction homes is hands down the best choice for new construction buyers. Not only do they navigate pricing, financing options and oversee the home inspection, but will also help buyers to understand extensive builder contracts. They are dedicated advocates who are in your corner from start to finish.
They are experienced, understand the process, and can help mitigate any challenges that arise. They also serve as the point of contact for any meetings, delays, and questions that come up over the many months it will take to build your home. This helps take the pressure off of the buyer and keeps everything moving in the right direction.
Eliminate Stress With An Advisor You Can Rely On
You can also take it a step further and hire an agent with design expertise. This can help you make the most out of your selections in case you decide to sell in the future as well as point out the pros and cons of materials, floorplans etc. There are many decisions involved in building new construction and it always helps to have an extra set of eyes from an advisor who is on your side and who you can trust.
Bottom line? Purchasing a new construction home is just as complex as buying an existing home. And securing your own real estate broker is an invaluable resource you cannot afford to pass up!
If you are considering a new construction home, Wanda Ford would be happy to assist you in the process. She is a seasoned new construction expert and top-producing broker in all of Douglas County, offering extensive interior design and home building experience both in custom and production homes, met by a proven track record of relationships and results. Before visiting a new home community or meeting with a builder, your broker representation needs to be in place as many builders require representation on the first visit. Call now to discuss your options today, I am never too busy to help.