Do you need a REALTOR® if you buy new construction? Definitely, YES!!! Most buyers believe the builder's rep will help them get a deal. However, the builder's rep works for THE BUILDER, not you! They are employed by the builder, and their success relies on getting the best bottom line for the builder.
Representative working for YOU. You should have someone working for YOU. And the best part? It's free to you.
Committed representation. A buyer's agent represents you and owes you fiduciary duties (loyalty, accountability, confidentiality). With good representation, buyers can avoid a lot of bad surprises.
Better Negotiations. REALTORS®can help you negotiate a better deal. Once you';re ready to sign, a REALTOR® can work on your behalf to negotiate everything from upgrade options to closing costs.
Liaison between you and the Builder. A good REALTOR® can help you with things like the red-line meeting, inspectors for different phases of the build process, completing the home walk-throughs, and getting to closing on time and with no surprises.
Also, if you have a home to sell, your REALTOR® can help you with timing the sale of your home so that you can transition smoothly.
Choose an experienced agent who is there for you. Picking the right REALTOR® can make for a pleasant home building experience, and it doesn't cost you a penny.
Gwen Wood of RE/MAX DFW Associates has a degree in Construction, 15 years of experience, and her true passion is building homes. Let Gwen help you from the first day of your search to the day you step through the front door of your new home, and beyond.