Are you ready to buy a home and considering going the route of new construction? It may seem like an easy enough process, where you get to call the shots of how you want your dream home to be, but there is a lot of risk when it comes to new construction. Unfortunately, it’s not as trouble free as we’d like to hope, particularly if you don’t have the right representative by your side to help with the things that need to be evaluated from a real estate professional’s eye. Below, we’ll dive into several reasons you need a professional buyer’s agent representing you in the sale. I am, after all, your trusted advisor. And it’s my role to ensure you aren’t taken advantage of by the builders and their representatives in the transaction.
1. HIRING THE RIGHT BUILDER
The most important part of engaging a Realtor an is having a professional’s perspective in finding a builder with a great reputation. You get to benefit from your agent’s network of vendors, lenders, and home builders. They have the industry expertise to connect you with a builder that matches your needs, and more than likely, have already had experience with the builder with a past client. Or, if they haven’t worked directly with the targeted builder, they can readily gather person-to-person recommendations from other agents to know the expected experience with the builder. They will help you find one, that not only delivers exactly what their clients want, but delivers in a timely fashion.
2. THE RIGHT LOT IN THE RIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD
The lot you choose can either enhance your new home, or be detrimental. In the excitement of the process, we tend to overlook important features of a property. It’s important to have a professional to ensure you make a purchase that will best serve you. They’ll be able to partner with you to select a neighborhood that best fits your lifestyle and a lot that has a location that works for you. Whether you’re single with pets, or a family with children, the lot location can really make a huge impact. Remember we buy with the future sale of the property in mind to leverage value. Your agent’s contributions will help you make the best decisions in the long term, as well as now.
3. UPGRADES AND PLAN MODIFICATIONS
Not only will your Realtor be able to ensure you get the upgrades and modifications that will best suit your lifestyle, but will also help you make decisions that will increase the value of your home in the long term. They are working for your best interests over the long term, and with an agent’s guidance, you can be sure to make upgrades and modifications that end up benefiting you in the long run.