Do you really need a Realtor when you are purchasing new construction?
I mean, there are people at the model home that can help and answer questions. What do you need a Realtor for??
Ok, here it is: in general, builders model homes are staffed by sales people who work directly for the builder. Their allegiance is to the builder. They have the Builders interest at heart. They don't have allegiance to you. They do not represent or protect you.
Honestly, preowned contracts are hard enough to understand. And Builder Contracts are larger and more intimidating. Knowledge of these contracts turns out to be very important, and guess what?? We know contracts and builder’s contracts. We can represent and protect you.
Here are some needs we resource for you:
You need a home inspector on any home you purchase. Old or brand new. Builders miss things. On one transaction the builder missed insulating an area of the house. The resourced Inspector caught this and it was corrected before closing. A good home inspection is vital. The builders' sales person won't suggest this thoroughly. But we represent and protect you.
A Realtor can refer you to competent lenders. The Builders companies usually have an in house lender they want you to use. Depending on the incentives that they offer that could be the best route, but the best idea is to use us to resource your activity of shopping around. We represent and protect you.
A Realtor has a fiduciary duty to work in YOUR interest. They are licensed in the State Of Texas and can lose their license if they do not represent and protect you well. Your Realtor is in your corner!
A salesperson does not represent you; they have no duty to work in your best interest as they represent the builder.
We represent and protect you.
And why go it alone?? It cost you nothing.
New-home buyers are mistaken if they think that the builder will reduce the price of the home by the amount of the commission if they go forward without an agent. The truth is that builders really, really don't want to reduce their prices because it sets up as a comparison price for future home sales in that neighborhood. Instead, builders add the commissions paid to a buyer’s agent into the marketing budgets of the homes. If a buyer goes to a new-home builder without a real estate agent, either the builder’s agent or the builder will pocket that money.
But we represent and protect you.
Ok, so here are some thoughts about what you can do. And you can reach out to us for more info!
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