I have a track record of very happy clients and I'll be happy to provide references. Also, I have plenty of experience with working with new construction. In fact, I may know the builder/builder rep you talked to!
An opportunity to be of service would be an honor! I'm here seven days a week so please do not hesitate to contact me!
Belinda Agosto, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS
ERA Wilkinson & Associates Real Estate
Builder representation will likely tell you that having your own agent is unnecessary, that they can take care of everything for you. This may be true, but where do you feel their allegience rests...with you of their company? This system contains a built in "conflict of interest" that should not be overlooked.
From my perspective, you've made another mistake....with financing. We always recommend that buyers consider getting pre-approved for financing prior to meeting with a builder. This doesn't mean you can't listen to their offerings but it should keep them honest with their approach.
We would also recommend visiting multiple builders in the area to see how they are priced and what their incentives might be. This could arm you with information you could use to assist with your negotiations.
There are three things new construction buyers should consider: viewing multiple communities, working with their personal agent, and getting pre-approved for financing.
Check out my Trulia profile to see what other clients have said about working with me. This way, you can get to know me & see if you would like to hire me to help you purchase your new home. It doesn't cost you anything to have buyer representation, so... you may as well!!
It should not be too late to bring in your Buyer's Agent. Some Builders might give you some push back because you did not Register your Agent at the time of Tour but they aren't going to want to loose your sale either. It is a very good thing to use a Buyer's Agent on New Construction as the Onsite clearly represents the Builder and not the Buyer's best interests.
If you are going to Interview Agents, I would love the opportunity. I have sold several new construction homes to my Buyer Clients us I used to work for a Builder.
I hope to hear from you!
Debra M Buck
You may want to read the Trulia Real Estate Blog "Buyer Agent Advocate for New Home Construction", then pick an agent to exclusively represent you. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
I would love the opportunity to speak with you about how I can help you navigate the new home building process and how I will work for you to get you into your new house. Feel free to contact me by phone or email to learn more!
As for speaking with lenders, definitely get a second (or third) opinion. You want to be able to compare rates, loan programs, down payment options and closing costs/lender fees.
Hope this helps!
REALTORÂ®, Keller Williams
Let me know how I can help!
If I can do the same for you, I'd love to hear from you.
Allen Tate Realtors
It is not too late to hire a buyer agent. And, I suggest that your buyer agent sit down with all of the paperwork that you have been given to review it. Probably just as important as the house, the lot is a huge factor in your enjoyment of the property, and then re-sale at a later date once you are ready to move up or on in life. Ask your realtor to review all of the lots in the subdivision with you to make sure that you are getting the most for your money. There might also be changes in the floor plan that can be made to make the place unique or more livable. Your realtor may be able to help you with interior selections for your new pad that give it a punch or pow!
Yes, you should get more than one pre-approval. Be sure to ask for a good faith estimate detailing all of the costs to buy a house. I can recommend lenders to you. Get your realtor to review those with you.
Congrats on your decision to own a home,
Robin Faison, broker
Unless of course the builder's preferred lender has made you feel extremely comfortable and confident in their ability to provide you with the best rate and terms of your life's biggest purchase.
If nothing else, you can go directly to my website and compare the rates, terms and fees of the transaction using our online real time loan origination engine to see how Guaranteed Rate, Inc., "America's Home Purchase Experts" stacks up against the competition and you don't have to even talk to me at ALL if you don't want!
Bottom line is for you to feel comfortable and confident in the professionals you are working with!
Congrats on your decision to build and buy!
I have written a blog post on to why you should have a buyer's agent help you through the process. Besides the fact they can help explain the process to you. There is added benefit in negotiation and ensuring you are getting the best possible treatment when dealing with the builder. I have saved clients countless amounts of money and time and helped them make sure they have made the right decision in terms of options and features in a house.
The builder pays the commission to the buyer's agent and it does not cost you anything. A lot of people are under the impression if they do not use a buyer's agent they can save some additional money. However; that is rarely the case. The builder is making sure they are going to get a price for the house whether they pay the commission or not because it would affect the other values in the neighborhood if they deducted it that much.
You have the benefit of a buyer's agent pointing out to you the issues and what may be with the house and not included with the house that you may want and I know from personal experience that I will ask questions with the buyer present to the builder's agent to make sure we are all on the same page on what is in the house and the difference with the upgrades....
I believe a buyer's agent role is to provide you with a level of service that ensures you are getting the best deal possible and that you getting what you want in the house and know that the house I being built as you want it. I am there throughout the process and go to the house periodically to check on it with you and go to all buyer inspections and walk through to make sure there are no issues with the house going up.
If I can help you out please reach out to me via e-mail at email@example.com or my cell at 704-519-7895.
Coldwell Banker United
Thanks for your interest,
Ellis Group Realty, Inc.
Let 28+ years experience work for YOU!
No it is not too late at all. In fact, I would highly recommend you get a good buyer's agent to represent you, as opposed to having the seller's rep represent you.
I am a buyer's agent in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Give me a call or shoot me an email and we will begin the process!
Benham Real Estate Group