As a team who specializes in an area with a lot of new construction, buyers ask me all the time if they can use a real estate agent when they are purchasing new construction. The answer is YES!
Purchasing new construction is usually more complicated and intimidating than buying a resale home. It is important with a new home purchase that you hire someone to represent you during this process. In general, builders’ model homes are staffed by agents who work directly for and represent the builder. Builder contracts and the building process is very builder friendly and there will be a lot of hidden costs along the way. Being represented by a realtor from the Andy Blake Group, can help save you a lot of money and help avoid any unexpected surprises.
Some new home buyers think that if they do not use an agent for their purchase, the builder will reduce the price of the home by the amount of the commission. For the most part, this cannot be further from the truth. Builders do not want to reduce their prices because it sets the comparison price for future home sales in that neighborhood. If a buyer goes to a new home builder without a real estate agent, either the builder’s agent or the builder will pocket the money.
Not all builders are created equal. Do your homework and get to know the builders, their reputation and what they offer. Our team has a lot of experience with most builders in town, so we can be sure to help you find the right one!