Should You Use A Real Estate Agent When Buying a New Construction Home?

Should you use a real estate agent when buying a new construction home? Yes! New construction is going strong now with a shortage of resale homes. It seems like an easy thing to go to a new home site and sign a contract for a new home. Why would you need an agent? Well, for one thing—and this may surprise you—the agents on site are not on your side. They work for the builder, not you. They are not there to protect your interests. Working with a real estate agent who protects your interests is essential.

Another advantage to using a real estate agent is the ability to search for all new homes available from all builders in a specific market. On your own, you might walk into a new construction site and sign a contract on a home without realizing all the other new construction floor plans, prices, amenities, and locations available in your market. Working with a real estate agent gives you all the options.

One of the most important reasons to use a real estate agent is to lean on their experience regarding proper inspections. The home builder will allow a walk-through prior to closing, but will the builder point out any construction shortcomings? An experienced new construction real estate agent will guide you through the inspection process and will be able to recommend many unbiased inspectors who will make sure the construction quality is up to par.

Contact Us Today at 480-235-7911 if you have questions about of any the new home builders here in Arizona. We can set a model tour at any of the new home sites. We're here to help you! Having representation from a Realtor means that an experienced professional has your back throughout the entire transaction. When you don’t work with a Realtor, you're letting the builder’s agent represent you.