Mistake #6: Don't Buy A New Home Alone

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Mistake #6: Don't Buy A New Home Alone

74% Of New Home Buyers Engage The Aid Of A Realtor Who Is Their Buyer Agent

Your Buyer Agent Works On Your Behalf To Protect Your Interest

The Builder's Sales Rep Works For The Builder's Best Interest, Not Yours

An Experienced Buyer Agent Can Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars When You Buy A Home From A Builder

There's nothing like the smell of a new home.

You get to choose your cabinets, counter tops, carpet color, wood floors, moulding packages, add extra light fixtures, etc.new homes in Woodbridge Virginia, home builders in Woodbridge Virginia, Erick Blackwelder New Home Buyer Agent Woodbridge Virginia

Keep this in mind: The builder's sales agent is typically NOT a licensed Realtor, so he/she does not have to adhere to the same laws and ethics to which Realtors are held.  

A builder is selling their house for sale by owner.

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 74% of new home buyers engage the service of a Realtor as their buyer agent.  

Your buyer agent can help you negotiate the best deal possible with a builder, and guide you through the options that add value at resale time vs the options that give you personal joy, but don't enhance the value of your home.  An example of an option that does not add value at resale time would be a brick front.

Plus, builders often court Realtos, ask them to bring their home shoppers to their sites and offer extra incinitives such as free options and special financing.

There are ten profit centers where builders do their best to separate you from your money by appealing to your emotions.

How do I know?

First, I have taught seminars for new homes agents, showing them techniques that yield the highest prices from each customer.

New homes for sale in Woodbridge Virginia, Erick Blackwelder new home Buyer Agent Woodbridge Virginia, Woodbridge home buildersSecond, roughly half of my wife's side of the family is involved with new home sales.  In fact, my wife sells homes for Ryan Homes (there.... that's my disclosure).

Before you go out for an afternoon of new home shopping at builder model homes, obtain a stack of your Buyer Agent's business cards.  

When the sales rep on-site asks you to fill our their Registration Card, just write down your name, leave your phone number blank, and tell the on-site agent to attach your Buyer Agent's card to the buidler's Registration Card.

I would be happy to visit with you on the phone about helping you buy a new home.  Consider it a telephone interview, your chance to find out if you and I are a good fit.

You can call me directly at 703-677-1120, or you can contact me on my website when you CLICK HERE NOW.

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Don't worry... Erick doesn't bite, and you won't get a sales pitch.  Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120 for a FREE consultation.

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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Erick-I agree a good buyer's agent can save/or get more add ons for their clients compared to a builder's site agent. Good advise to buyers looking to buy a new home.



Nov 16, 2011 04:28 AM #1
Tamara Perlman
Referral Network Inc. - Truckee, CA

Good advice.  Don't forget that having a home inspection on a new home is also key.  Many times, a buyer can walk through and miss some things that should be on the "punch list". 

Nov 16, 2011 04:32 AM #2
Mike Hill & Rita Norman
Norman- Hill Properties /Crown Key Realty - Concord, CA

Great advice. It's easy for buyers to forget that buying a new home needs to be handled just like buying any home. Mike

Nov 16, 2011 05:52 AM #3
Erick Blackwelder
Cell: 703-677-1120 - Woodbridge, VA
Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.

Tamara, you read my mind.  I just recorded a video for my blog that spells out the importance of a home inspection when buying a new home.

A new home is 3 million components flying in tight formation: lumber, nails, screws, pipes, electrical wire, shingles, etc.

If just 1/100th of those items is out of formation, that's 30 items that need correction.  For example, electrical plugs with reversed polarity will work fine with a lamp plugged in, but plug in a computer, and your computer will do strange things.  

I once saw a home inspected that did not have the hurricane straps on the foundation secured to the garage sill plate; In a vicious wind storm, a portion of the garage could be lifted off the foundation, causing extensive damage.

I've not yet met a building superintendent who was bothered by a home inspector.  The men who build homes are proud of their work, and they are proud to show it off to an inspector.

Nov 16, 2011 07:32 AM #4
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