If you are currently searching for a new construction home vs. the resale market, you should consider having a Real Estate Agent represent you. As a third party agent, they are representing you as the buyer, not the builder. The builder pays the agent’s commission, not you. Real Estate Agents are knowledgeable in negotiating the sales price or cost reductions of upgrades and options, and can help with obtaining pre-qualified financing. During the building process, a Real Estate Agent can recommend an independent inspector to ensure that the building specifications are up to code and that all corrections or repairs are completed prior to closing.
A Real Estate Agent will also be present for the final walk through and assist you with last minute details before closing at the title company. Most agents will also attend closing to make sure that all paperwork is in order and funding takes place. Since there is no money out of pocket for the agent’s services, doesn’t it make sense to have a professional oversee every aspect of the transaction on your behalf?