Should I use an Agent when Buying a New Construction Home

Oct 31, 2018 10:00:40 AM / by Benji Mellish

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The shopping process for new construction homes can be quite different from that of buying a resale home. Most notably, you don’t need an agent to look - new homes are open for viewing regularly, and there’s usually an agent available onsite to show you around and answer your questions. This leads many buyers to decide that they don’t need their own real estate agent when purchasing a new home.

However, buying a home, new or resale, is the biggest financial decision and purchase most people make in their lifetime. One that has a lot of moving parts - a variety of contracts, third party involvement, and deadlines. A good buyer’s agent, especially one that has had experience with new construction, can bring a lot of value to the transaction. In fact, at Alturas Homes, we insist that our buyers are represented by a buyer’s agent.

In addition to knowing the market and what your purchase options are, your buyer’s agent should be knowledgeable about the necessary contracts, questions, available incentives, possible upgrades, and timelines of the deal. Their experiences with local 3rd party providers - lenders, title companies, and service companies - offer the buyer access to trusted professional assistance both during and after the purchase of their home. Without a doubt, from our experience, a buyer’s agent can help make the process smoother and less stressful for everyone.

How Much Will A Buyer’s Agent Cost?

A GOOD buyer’s agent is one of the best values in real estate. Their commission is paid entirely by the seller, in this case, the builder. Essentially it costs you nothing, offers great value, and can greatly improve your buying experience.

At Alturas Homes, our goal is to create great homes, happy homeowners, and a carefree buying experience, and we believe that a quality buyer’s agent has an important role to play in the process and outcome of the transaction.

Contact us if you’re interested in learning more about purchasing a new home, want to learn more about Alturas Homes, or need help finding a great buyer’s agent.

Topics: Buying a Home

Benji Mellish

Written by Benji Mellish