Buying a preowned home—whether it’s only a few years old or it’s been around for decades—can be a fun and rewarding experience. Many homebuyers find exactly what they’re looking for among preowned houses, but if you’re looking for something very specific or want to get in on the ground floor of an up-and-coming community, buying a new construction home in a community that is still being built can be a great way to do just that. Your realtor can help you make the most of this experience, so be sure to use him or her as much as possible when you’re going through this process.
Do you really need a realtor?
Yes—absolutely. Many buyers think it’s fine to just buy a new construction home without the help of a realtor, but that simply isn’t true. A realtor will be there every step of the way to take care of the complicated negotiation process with the seller. This works just like buying a preexisting home would, except that you’ll also have to factor in the time it will take for your new construction home to be built. If you wouldn’t be willing to go through the process of buying a preowned home without a realtor’s help, then you shouldn’t do the same with a new construction home.
Someone On Your Side
When you buy from a company that’s constructing a new neighborhood, the people selling you the home aren’t really there to be on your side. That’s not to say that they’re going to try to scam you—most of the time, these companies are honest, but they are still trying to make money in the end. A realtor, however, is someone you’ve hired to help you, and he or she will know all the right questions to ask to make sure you get the home you’re looking for.
Real Estate Law
In the even that something does go wrong, you need someone working to help you deal with the complicated ins and outs of real estate law. Your realtor will be able to help you handle any situations that may arise with the builders and work through problems that otherwise would be very challenging and difficult to handle on your own.
Free For You
Using a buyer’s agent doesn’t cost you anything. You won’t be out any extra money if you do choose to use a realtor, but you will benefit from a lot of assistance you may very well need to help you make the right purchase and deal with the situation from start to finish. With no negatives and plenty of positives, it’s easy to see why using a realtor is the way to go when buying a new construction home.
Are you considering of buying a home? There are advantages and disadvantages of buying a new construction home. Contact me, I can help you evaluate your options and find a home that meets your needs and lifestyle.