10 Reasons to Work With a Buyer’s Agent for New Construction

The importance of working with an experienced Buyer’s Agent when buying a home that is new construction …

When looking at and buying newly constructed property, it is MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER to be represented by an experienced Realtor—or Buyer’s Agent—who has YOUR best interest in mind. He/she can help you make informed and confident decisions based on your requirements and criteria.

Otherwise, you are working directly with a sales team who represents the best interests of the builder/developer. With a resale property, at least you can see and inspect what you are buying. With new property you are making a commitment before the final product is even complete.

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RECoupleHere are 10 good ways a Buyer’s Agent can help you with buying new construction:

  1. Assist with and review financing options—the developer may provide incentives for using their builder-affiliated lender but it might not always be to your best interest.
  2. Help with evaluating and selecting a lot, footprint and property options which can later have a bearing on resale value. Some options can wait until after construction while others are best done and more cost-effective during construction phase.
  3. Negotiate with the builder on YOUR behalf—not only for options and add-ons, but for terms of the contract. A full legal review of a contract can only be done by an attorney but a good agent can help spot terms or conditions that may be of concern to the buyer.
  4. Assist with alternative options and locations for other new construction homes that meet your criteria if you are not satisfied with your original choice.
  5. Check on the property during construction phases.
  6. Attend the pre-settlement walk-through to make sure all agreed upon items are complete and satisfactory.
  7. Assist with the transaction and settlement process and help with any unforeseen problems with financing, title, etc. that may arise.
  8. Work with you to sell or rent your current home if you are relocating from the area. Working with one agent for both transactions will help with coordination and timing.
  9. Attend the settlement with the buyer.
  10. A Buyer’s Agent is generally compensated by the seller (or in this case the builder/developer) for his/her services, so you benefit greatly with no additional cost to you.

Learn more about working with a Buyer’s Agent

Contact Bryan Garcia at 703-517-2574 or Email Bryan if you are getting ready to look at new construction in the Haymarket area of Virginia.