What You Should Know Before Purchasing New Construction
You may not think it´s necessary to involve a buyer´s agent when dealing directly with the builder or the builder´s "site agent" and that is exactly what the "site agent" & builder want you to think, it makes their job much easier, plus they make more money!
A Buyer´s agent representing your interests, can offer advice choosing the perfect building lot for your home, advice regarding options that could help or hinder your homes re-sale-ability, negotiating on the buyer´s behalf.
The advantages of buyer agency keep growing and growing as do the pitfalls of not being represented at all.
As highly trained Buyer Agents we have the experience, market & product knowledge and high tech solutions to help buyers find just the right re-sale home, or guiding buyers through the building process. You can count on us being on your side.
As Buyer Agents we can recommend builders based on reputation for delivering a high-quality product, responding quickly to the buyer´s questions and concerns, standing behind the homes they have built, a builder that will be receptive to minor and possibility major design changes or ideas you may have.
As Buyer Agents we are familiar with how many builders price their products and if there may be room to negotiate price or upgrades.
Without a Buyer Agent on your side the builder knows it´s only a one shot deal. But Buyer Agents can impact a builder´s bottom line by providing a steady supply of customers. Your agents leverage may work to your favor at the negotiating table. (Most builders in our area require your Buyer Agent to accompany you on your first visit to the site.)
As Buyer Agents we will assist you with your move to Hampton Roads, whether you need temporary lodging, rental car, computer access, moving truck, as well as providing information regarding schools, employment, child care, elder care services, public transportation, proposed developments, etc;
Once construction is under way, we will periodically stop by the work site, supply you with progress reports, and photograph phases of the construction process.
As Buyer Agents we can assist you with design choices, upgrades that could potentially add to your homes resale value.
As Buyer Agents we accompany you to all walk through inspections scheduled by the builder.
Finally! It´s Closing Time! We will be there with you too!
By now, you probably realize the importance of having a Buyer´s Agent on your side; representing you and your interests during your search for newly built home and building process. But if you´re in need of one more reason: Builder´s typically pay Buyer Agents fees. Yes a Buyer´s Agent on your side at no cost to you. Remember builders do not reduce the price if you choose to use his site agent; Always remember they were hired by the builder.