Q: Are you thinking about buying a new construction home. Should I just go to the builder myself or do people use Realtors to buy new homes?
A: STOP, WAIT, DON’T START THE CAR! It’s absolutely in your best interest to hire a buyer’s agent experienced in New Construction homes BEFORE you start visiting the models. Here’s why. In order to represent you, the buyer’s agent must register you at the new home model. If you visit the model on your own without your agent and register yourself, the builders generally will not allow the Realtor to negotiate on your behalf later. So make sure to make an appointment with your buyer’s agent and they can show you all of the new construction in your area!
Reasons to hire a Realtor to buy new construction:
We Save You Money! Are you getting what you are entitled to – both in quality and value? An experienced agent knows what you should receive and what “extras” might be available.
Pre-construction – Realtors have relationships with builders that can be quite beneficial to the buyer. The REALTOR® is also in a position to inform you when new pre-construction opportunities arise before they are even made public. Dispute Resolution – in the event of a dispute with the builder over cost, build time, work orders, etc. you need the backing a strong Realtor and large real estate company like NJ Estates Real Estate Group & Weichert Realtors. A builder is much more likely to yield when dealing with a top producing Realtor from a leading company who is bringing them a lot of business. Our SERVICES are free to YOU – We do NOT charge our buyers a transaction fee, as some agents do and the builder pays us a commission once the sale is complete. Since the purchase price of the property is the same with or without a Realtor, it makes sense to have a REALTOR® on your side to help you navigate the complicated homebuying process. We can help you locate your brand new dream home!
We know where the new homes are and can help you find the right one for you! A Realtor knows the areas recent sales and can play good cop/bad cop with the builder and get the price down with the upgrades you want. This is especially true with inventory homes that have already been built. If you are thinking about buying new, fill out the form below and we’ll start sending you info on what new homes are available in the New Jersey area.
PAUL STILLWAGGON is a New Home Specialist with NJ Estates Real Estate Group at Weichert Realtors, A full-service real estate company here to serve your needs in North & Central New Jersey area, Paul's team works with buyers, sellers and investors in Somerset, Morris, Union Counties and beyond.
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