When it comes to buying a brand new home, there are many different rules and processes. Even if you’ve purchased a house before, working with new construction builders is significantly different, and you may not be prepared for some of the factors involved.
That’s where your real estate agent comes in.
A real estate agent can make a huge difference when it comes to your brand new home, whether you are completely customizing it or not. You may think you can figure all of this out on your own, but the reality is that without an agent, something is bound to come up.
Here are just some of the ways a real estate agent will make your life easier while buying a brand new home.
Providing Expert Knowledge
The contracts and paperwork for new construction builds can be different and sometimes more complex than purchasing a pre-owned home. You will feel more comfortable working with a realtor who can break those documents down for you and make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions.
Advocating For You
Building a new house takes a lot of complex planning and processing. That means it’s likely that you could run into a few delays. Of course, home builders want to protect their interests and you want to protect yours. A real estate agent is your ally. They will help make sure your interests are fairly represented. They’ll also put their experience to work helping you navigate any tough situations that come up.
Helping You Make the Best Choices
A realtor knows what you should be looking for and what types of upgrades or inclusions you shouldn’t overlook. This is especially important when it comes to custom built homes, as you want to make sure you are selecting the best inclusions and elements possible. A realtor will assist you with design plans and upgrades to increase your home’s resale value.
Putting Their Negotiation Skills to Work
Real estate agents are some of the best negotiators on the planet. It can be tricky to negotiate a price with home builders as the prices are sometimes less flexible. However, your realtor will let you know which areas are worth the effort. For example, there could be a spot where you can make a compromise.
Knowing Where to Look
One of the most important advantages of using a real estate agent when buying a brand new home is that they work with many new construction builders and know of all of the developments in the area.
The Barry Team works closely with award-winning builders and we are well aware of all of the developments going up in the Niagara Region. Some of our team members come from families that are involved in home construction and have inside knowledge on the subject. Don’t be afraid to give us a call and ask us any questions you may have.