DO I NEED A REALTOR?
When you buy a new construction, the Builder normally has a sales office with representatives to help you view the model homes and answer all your questions. The sales rep is helping you, but not representing your best interest. The sales rep represents the builder’s best interest, not yours. The sales rep is highly paid to help you feel comfortable as you view the various floor plans the builder offers. You’ll get cookies, coffee, sodas and all kinds of treats so that you will feel at home. While they can draw up a sales contract, it’s important to understand; they do not represent YOUR best interests. Many new home shoppers don’t realize that you can have representation by a Realtor at no cost to you. That’s right; the Builder pays their commission! All the key builders have a pact with the Realtor community. They cannot lower their price if you use a Realtor. All you need to do is choose a Realtor to represent you and have them accompany you on your FIRST visit. Your Realtor will register with the Builder which solidifies that you have representation. For no cost, you will have help negotiating with the Builder and advice every step of the way through to the closing. Your interest comes first!
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