Friday, November 18, 2016
Searching for a home to purchase? You’ve probably noticed the increasing inventory of new construction homes available. Builders are developing new communities all over Florida, especially in the greater Tampa Bay area. If you’re ready to start exploring the option of purchasing a model or builder home, don’t go it alone! There are countless advantages of having an agent with connections to builders and the community, along with new construction experience, by your side for a new home purchase… Always use a Realtor ®
As you admire the freshly built model home, you may be surprised to learn that the “new home sales consultant” greeting you might not actually be a Realtor. Builders employ sales agents and staff to sell their homes, but these individuals are not necessarily required to have a real estate license.
While not hiring a Realtor may seem like a thrifty choice, it is always in your best interest to have representation in negotiating your purchase, seller / builder concessions, upgrades, and more! The best part? Your agent is free; no cost to you… Only Benefits!
When builders determine the price of the home, an earned commission for your Realtor is already included in the builder’s budget and purchase price. For buyers that opt out of agent representation, the price of their home remains the same.
Buyers that choose a trusted Realtor who specializes in new home construction are on the fast track to a successful new home purchase! We rely on experts in our daily lives to provide expertise and guidance. From hiring a CPA to ensure you’re filing properly with the most deductions, to employing an attorney to represent you – your Realtor’s commitment and expertise is invaluable.
Your real estate agent has a fundamental fiduciary responsibility to you, meaning your best interest is their highest priority and is part of their adherence to the code of ethics. Starting with explaining upgrade costs or outlining clauses in your contract, to your mortgage and HUD closing costs, your agent is in your corner.
Examining a contract may be foreign to the average eye, but your Realtor brings their proficiency to the closing table when it’s time to review the final numbers. Get ready to save big on closing costs, appliance packages, and much more all wrapped up in the best financing options!
Shop confidently with a Realtor who specializes in new construction and new homes in your corner from contract to closing.