Here’s why every new construction buyer needs to hire a Realtor.

If you’re planning on building a new construction home, do you need to hire an agent? In my opinion, the answer is an absolute yes.

The first thing you need to understand is that the sales rep for the builder represents the builder. Therefore, you need to find an agent to represent you and your best interests. Here are three ways hiring a new agent when buying new construction helps:

1. Communication and waitlists. Right now, inventory is so low that there are waitlists of hundreds for open lots in new communities. A Realtor will be communicating with that rep weekly, if not daily, to make sure you get a spot.

2. Inspections. Once you’ve secured the home, an agent will help you with inspections. Even though it’s a brand-new home, it needs to be inspected all along the way. It should be inspected when it’s framed, when it’s wired, and after the drywall goes in. The inspector and the Realtor will represent you and anything wrong that you can find will be fixed by the builder.

“Waitlists for some communities are in the hundreds.”

3. Negotiation expertise. This is one of the key benefits of having a Realtor represent you in the purchase of a new construction home. They will ensure you get the best price and best incentives. They will also know how to deal with any problems or issues and make sure you’re protected throughout the process.

If you have any questions for me about buying a new construction home or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.