I always go with my buyers to every event they have with the builder until closing - contract signing, inspection, final walk-thru to make sure whatever commitments get made to them are followed thru on by the builder.
So again the answer is YES - use a buyer's agent!
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services
As a Buyer's Agent, I concur with the opinions expressed. Have you secured your financing? Do you have a great Real Estate Lawyer to handle your side of the transaction. I have personal friends who(after countless delays) are just now moving into their new build for the holidays, but things still aren't right. Of course, they decided to not to use a Buyer's Agent....sad....
Good Luck & let me know if I can help sort through it all with you!!
Associate Broker & Buyer's Agent
Licensed in NY & GA
EXIT EZ Realty
2894 Oswego Rd
Liverpool, NY 13090
Anytime you are going to purchase a home whether it's a resale or a new home, you should have a Realtor that is your Buyer's agent assist you. There are many things that you may not consider that your Realtor can suggest and in the long run save you money! It costs nothing to have a Realtor represent you and your best interests! I would especially caution you to not to sit down with any builder without a Buyer's agent before you decide on one as they may NOT honor your agent after a initial meeting. Select your agent first then go on your appointments with that agent. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
Best of Luck!!
Debra Lawrence/ RealtyUSA
Absolutely.....builders love seeing an unrepresented buyer walk through the doors. A represented buyer should be able to rely on their agent for a good understanding of both that specific builders product and those of nearby competitiors. The should have an appreciation for recent promotional programs and a good feel for the builder''s ability to negotiate their product.
From my standpoint there are two important aspects to keep in mind when considering a new built home. The first is to never enter a situation without your own personal representation. The second, is to always be pre-approved by your own lender for financing. There are too many creative ways builders can use their financing to generate additional income for them and expense for the customer.
Hope this is helpful.
For most of us, buying a home is the biggest single investment weâ€™re likely to make â€“ and weâ€™re only likely to do it maybe once or twice in a lifetime. The process is, by nature, filled with checks and balances â€“ and many complex details.
A buyerâ€™s agent represents you, the buyer, not the seller, and has full fiduciary duties, including loyalty to you. By definition, the buyerâ€™s agent has your best interests in mind throughout the transaction. The benefits of buyer representation are the dedication of a buyerâ€™s agent to the home buyer. In a new home sale, buyer is representation is essential and at no cost to the buyer.
Prudential California Realty
The answer is YES. You need someone to represent your best interests. The person you talk to when buying from a builder is normally an employee of the builder. That person is most of the time not even licensed by the state to sell real estate because they work for the builder. Most of the time using a buyers agent does not even cost you anything as their commission may be paid by the seller. So interview a few agents and find one that will help you with your purchase.
All the best,