Is an Agent Necessary When Building a New Home?

Real Estate Agent with Roxburgh & Associates

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Over the 18 years that I’ve been in business, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with over 17 different builders. Of course I’ve had my stumbles along the way, but the experience I’ve been able to gain over the years has been invaluable. It has allowed our team to perfect the process of building a new home.


Whether you want to build a custom home with a builder that we represent or not, we want to work together to help out. One of the most important parts of the process is the expectation setting at the beginning.


What kinds of things should you expect when building a new home? For one thing, the builder should be in contact with you at least once a month, if not every week. You should also know that there are always going to be delays in construction for various reasons. It’s just part of the process. Weather and subcontractor delays should be expected. Realize that the closing date is more of a moving target than a scientific fact.


A lot of prospective buyers ask whether they need an agent to represent them or not. I’d say it depends. If an agent doesn’t have much experience in dealing with new construction homes, they may hurt you more than they help you. However, a team like ours does have the experience to walk you step by step through the process. An agent can be a vital tool, letting you know about incentives, options, and what kinds of things in the contract are negotiable. Working with an agent will also allow you to get good deals on some of the other people you’ll need during the transaction, like a lender or a home inspector.


If you have any questions for us at all about building a home or anything else relating to real estate, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.

Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

Most of the new home construction homes are in subdivisions. We don't find out until years later the defects in roofs etc. Would like a way to protect a new homemail buyer.

Nov 27, 2017 11:09 AM