5 Reasons You Need a Realtor Even When Purchasing a New Construction
Many people walk into a new construction, decide to buy and sign papers without ever consulting a realtor. That may seem like the easy way to purchase a new home, but it’s not the best way to go about it. Here are five reasons you need a realtor, even if you’re purchasing a new construction.
1. Real estate agents work for YOU.
When you visit a subdivision under construction, you’ll meet a site agent. Although they will answer your questions, they aren’t there to represent you. Their loyalty is to the builder. A real estate agent, on the other hand, will have your best interest at heart.
2. They can help you negotiate add-ons.
A realtor can help you negotiate any extras you may want to add or tweak in your new house. Want a different paint color? Want to change the style of something in your construction? Your dedicated realtor will help you work on those early on in the building phase.
3. They know what questions to ask.
When you’re checking out your new home in the construction process, it’s important to stay informed. A licensed realtor knows just what questions to ask — and when to ask them.
4. They can inform you about financing.
Another handy thing about realtors is that they’re educated and informed about financing. They can help recommend options, as opposed to the site agent who will be partial to their own lender. A realtor will help you find the one that works best for you and your unique situation.
5. They’ll assist with the home inspection.
Although many people will opt to skip a home inspection on a new construction, this isn’t the best idea. A home inspection will uncover any problems that can’t be seen. Your real estate agent will assist with the inspection and can help you if any problems arise.
Even if you’re purchasing a new home, you should contact a real estate agent. Our licensed Synergy Realty Network agents can help you whether you’re buying old or new. Call us today and let’s get started!