It is a common misconception that you don’t need a Realtor if you are purchasing a new construction home. In actuality, a Realtor is the first person you should call. Why? Many reasons, but primarily because a real estate professional will work with you to get you the home you want in a community you’ll love.
Here are the main reasons you should consider using a Realtor:
It’s Their Business to Know
There are a lot of master-planned communities out there, all in a variety of locations with a variety of builders and amenities. Realtors learn everything they can about a community. They can tell you about the school district, builders with floor plans suited to your lifestyle and even where to get your dog groomed.
They Work for You
Buying a home can be confusing. Buying a new construction home can be overwhelming. While the builder’s representative can help, Realtors can not only get you the best type of mortgage but they can counsel you on which options and upgrades will give you the best bang for your buck, advocate on your behalf and explain terms like PMI and closing costs.
They Have the Inside Scoop
When it comes to knowing what goes on behind the scenes, your Realtor will always have the skinny. That includes knowing the market and whether or not now is the best time to buy. They also know which builders are offering incentives that will lower the cost of your new home.
A Realtor Helps You Navigate
Navigating the homebuying process can be stressful, but it’s a Realtor’s job to make it easier for you. Your agent can help you figure out how much home you can afford, advise you on interest rates, introduce you to lenders and walk you through the contract. He or she also can watch over your home during the construction period — really helpful if you’re moving from out-of-town — and recommend a home inspector once it is finished.
Realtors Understand Your Budget
Realtors understand that you have a budget, and they will do their best to make sure you get a high-quality home in a great community while staying within your price range. They will keep track of available homes in your preferred community that fit your budget. They also can ask your builder’s representative questions about pricing, options and upgrades you might not have thought of but will keep you from buying a pricy upgrade you may not need.
Balmoral Loves Realtors
Balmoral loves Realtors. We work with many of them, inviting them to special events that help them learn more about our builders and our amenities. We want them to be knowledgeable about us so they can be knowledgeable for you. Bring your Realtor with you. We will work together to find your dream home.