Why Buyers Need An Agent When Buying A New Home

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Group One, Inc.

Year after year we see buyers purchasing a new home without an agent and we keep wondering why? Here are 4 great reasons to be represented by a Realtor when buying a new home: 

Cost to Buyers: 
Nothing! Any compensation given to the REALTOR is recognized by the builder as a marketing fee and has no impact on the final cost of the home. Builders desire, expect and encourage REALTOR participation.

Savings to Buyers:
Are you getting what you're entitled to have ... both in quality and value? Your experienced agent knows what you should receive and what "extras" might be available.

Resale...Appreciation & Profit:
Give your investment the best opportunity for appreciation at resale. Questions concerning site location, builder, design and decor are important. Your agent knows you are building not only for today ... but for tomorrow.

You Are Represented:
With your real estate agent, YOU are represented! Your agent's experience, knowledge, and reputation represents strength and leverage on your behalf.

Comments (3)

Mary Lockman
Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley - Winthrop, WA
Methow Valley Real Estate

Great points, perhaps you mean in most cases Seller pays commission out of their closing costs.  Builder may or may not pay a commission, and the Buyer may be willing to pay a non refundable Buyer agency retention fee.

There is never black and white in real estate which keeps us on our toes.

Feb 22, 2010 10:17 AM
Stacie Wells
Grovetown, GA

In my area, all builders have licensed realtors as their selling agents and offer co-op fees in our MLS. I understand it's quite different in other places. Certainly makes our job here a lot easier.

Feb 22, 2010 10:20 AM
Linda Lohman
Fonville Morisey Realty - Cary, NC
Former Teacher/Broker

Well said.  I believe everyone should have a buyer's agent when buying new construction. 

Feb 22, 2010 11:12 AM