As the real estate market is on its way back up, many areas have become buyers’ markets. The easing off of the recession has also catapulted newly constructed homes. In fact, many areas that were dormant for years are now starting to come back to life again.
All of the competition in the new home arena may signal some good deals for potential purchasers. But even if you find the home of your dreams and can purchase it directly through the builder, it is still in your best interest to work with a realtor.
One of the biggest reasons for this is because the builder’s agent will typically have the builder’s best interest in mind – and this means that he or she won’t be working for you, but rather to help the builder obtain a profit. In this case, the primary job of a builder’s agent is to obtain the highest price possible for the home.
With that in mind, having your own real estate agent can help you to better ensure that your interests are being protected. By working with an agent who is on your side, you can also be better able to negotiate the sale price of the property, as well as other “extras,” such as upgraded appliances or countertops.
In some cases, depending on how far along in the building process the home is, you may also be able to have your agent negotiate items like paint color and flooring – which can ultimately make the house more like a custom home for you.
If you’d like more details on how a real estate agent can work for you – even if you’re considering the purchase of a brand new home – give us a call. We’ll provide you with the information that you need, as well as a no obligation estimate on the value of your current property.