Monday, January 11, 2016 / by Kris Saegers
Builder Sales Reps Represent the Builder: Oftentimes, builders will have their own agents on site to answer questions and assist with the purchase. Builder reps provide a valuable service: They can explain differences between models and floor plans and share information about financing options, upgrades and specials. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these reps are contractually obligated to represent the builders and their interests. Working with a Realtor will protect your interests, and they can help you navigate the increasingly tricky process of buying a home.
Experienced Representation: A Realtor will work with you and has your best interest at heart. Their responsibility is to you, not the builder, so you can count on the fact that you have an expert in your corner who is looking out for your best financial interests. A Realtor can have you navigate the specifics within a new construction contract, and make sure you know everything you need to know before signing that dotted line.
Free to the Buyer: Having a Realtor assist you will not affect the price of your new home. There is a “Realtor Fund” set aside by the builder that handles the commission.
Negotiating a Better Deal: Designing and picking out your dream home is the fun part. When it comes time to sign the contract, your Realtor can be there to negotiate the terms. In addition, a Realtor can present other options for financing or might be able to work with the builder’s lender directly to get you a better rate for your mortgage.
Closing the Deal: Signing the contract with the builder is just the beginning. There is still financing, title companies, and inspections to handle. A Realtor can manage those stages and assist you in all other steps that need to be taken throughout the construction process.
If you’re interested in new construction homes, call 832-929-8630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more! One of our agents would love to assist you with the process of purchasing your new home.