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Important Things To Consider When Buying New Construction
Do I Need a Buyerâ€™s Agent for New Construction?
Home buyers are often confused as to whether they need to use a buyersâ€™ agent if they are purchasing new construction. They walk into the beautifuly decorated model, and there is a friendly salesperson there who often seems very eager to help. While it may be true that they would love to help you purchase and/or build a home in their development, the agent on site is an agent of the seller, so is not necessarily going to work in your best interest.
Utilizing a buyersâ€™ agent does not cost you anything, and it can be very helpful to have someone on your side during what can be a very stressful process! Here are some of the reasons to use your own agent:
â€“ An agent can give you objective professional advice and insight during all phases of the process, such as contract, construction, walkthrough, and closing. A good agent will do a comparative market analysis for the neighborhood, letting you know what other, similar homes have sold for. The on-site agent may give the impression that prices are non-negotiable but this is not always the case.
â€“ An agent will help you understand your contract (and buildersâ€™ contracts can be long- and are often heavily slanted toward the builder) and obligations including when to schedule construction inspections. An agent will ofteh help you find a good, independent home inspector and attend those inspections. Just because a home is new does not mean that it will not have problems! Getting an inspection done means those issues can be addressed before closing.
â€“ An agent has knowledge of and can leverage contracts, real estate law and the real estate community when things go awry with the builder. AND THEY CAN AND OFTEN DO.
â€“ A buyerâ€™s agent costs you nothing as the builder has allocated a sales commission to be paid to a buyerâ€™s agent When a buyer does not use a buyerâ€™s agent, the builder either pays their sales representative a higher commission or pockets the savings.
Beth Gaffer hs sold many new construction homes in her years as a real estate broker. Please give her a call at (864)214-6247 with any questions related to new construction or real estate in general anywhere in Greenville, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Greer, Easley, Fountin Inn, or Travelers Rest.
I have been practicing real estate in the Upstate of SC for 4 years, and have been a realtor for almost 18 years. I love this area and especially enjoy helping people relocate to beautiful Greenville....