I would ask the builder why he does not want a real estate agent involved since it will only cost him about 3% on the base price. Very much different than the 30% he is offering. If you have no Agent representing you, you have no representation. If you decide not to get an Agent, please at least don't sign anything until you have a real estate attorney look at all the documents. The attorney fee is well worth the money. If you need a referral for a real estate attorney, please give us a call. Remember, VA is a "Buyer Beware" state. Be careful. You need to make sure the price you are paying is in line with the price of like properties in the market place.
Ruth Neff, ASD, LDPD
Licensed in VA