We have just completed an extensive explaination on our Trulia blog which answers your question in detail. http://www.trulia.com/blog/dwayneandmaryannemoyers/ Please feel free to contact us for any additional questions you may have. We have lived in Stafford for 20 years, We have managed sales for local builders in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area, and we can answer any questions you have aboutthe surrounding area including Stafford County schools http://www.co.stafford.va.us/.
The Moyers Team: Dwayne & Maryanne
I am a Realtor and iakll be more than intere
Having a Realtor is in your advantage for several reason:
1. As a buyer, you don't pay your Realtor. The seller does. You might have to pay just the admin fee ($150 to $400).
2. Your Realtor has to negotiate a good deal for you and secure the terms of your contract. That include to read and fully explain you what you are getting involved in.
3. Run a market analysis for you to determine the resell potential of the property that you are considering to purchase.
4. A lot more things....
Feel free to contact me @ 202-704-1249
Having been involved in over 20 new home deals in the last few years I know the drill fairly well.
With Realtor you have an experienced professional representing who looks out for only your interests both legally and ethically.
Without a Realtor you do not have representation. The builder represents their own interests and not yours.
Hope this helps. Check out "Buying 101" on my site and the "Buyer Presentation" should clear up any questions you may have.
Let me know if I can help!
With new construction, the primary benefit is that you will likely be able to negotiate a better base price, because you have a resource, your buyer's agent, that is working only for you.
Unwavering Commitment to Service
On the other hand if you mean that you have been pre-approved by your own lender and have a price range in mind for a home then hiring a RealtorÂ® to advise you on getting the best deal is a good idea. I put together a little booklet last year on some of the things to consider if you are buying new construction.
If you are in a position to bring a RealtorÂ® in our your deal then hopefully this will provide you some helpful advise. Feel free to contact me if you don't already have an agent you plan to work with.