As a team who specializes in an area with a lot of new construction, buyers ask all the time if they can use a real estate agent when they are purchasing new construction. The answer is YES, and the Andy Blake Group is equipped to guide you through the building process.
Because purchasing new construction is typically more complicated and intimidating than buying a resale home, it’s important that you work with someone who can represent you during the process. In general, builders’ model homes are staffed by agents who work directly for and represent the builder, making the process very builder-friendly with a lot of hidden costs along the way. A realtor from the Andy Blake Group can help you save money and avoid unexpected surprises.
Some new buyers think not using an agent will encourage the builder to reduce the price of the home by the amount of commission, but this is rarely the case. 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 that money. And don’t forget, buyers don’t pay buyer’s agents, so it is in your interest to have someone to represent you.
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!