First, what is a BUYER’s agent?
A buyer’s agent is a real estate agent that has a fiduciary responsibility to help you find your dream home, while securing you the best price on your new home and protecting your best interests. Buyer’s agents save you time and money. FETCH A NEW HOME is a buyers agent.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a BUYER’S Agent When Buying a New Construction Home:
1. IT’S FREE!
YES! Our commissions are paid by the seller or builder. These numbers are worked into the pricing of all of the homes and builders see these commissions as part of their cost of doing business. If a buyer goes to a new-home builder without a real estate agent, either the builder’s agent or the builder will pocket that money. The builder will not credit buyers that commission. Not only will we protect your best interests during the home buying and construction process, but we won’t cost you anything because our commission is paid by the builder!
2. BUYER’S AGENTS GET VIP REALTOR PRICING. THEY KNOW ABOUT THE RELEASE OF NEW COMMUNITIES, PRICING, FLOORPLANS AND LOTS BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Usually before a new home community is released to the general public for sale, builder’s have special VIP REALTOR® events. This is where the best pricing, floorplans and lots are available for sale. We are also informed daily of all the builder incentives and sales!
3. BUYER’S AGENTS HELP DETERMINE WHICH BUILDERS AND COMMUNITIES ARE THE BEST FOR EACH CUSTOMER’S LIFESTYLE AND NEEDS.
We work with all of the developers and builders and we know of all the current new home communities throughout Florida, including future developments about to enter the market. A bonus with working with FETCH A NEW HOME is that we are CONSTRUCTION SPECIALISTS, we can help you find the quality builders and help you make an informed decision on which new construction development will be best for you. Timing is everything in pre-construction real estate. We know which projects are at the perfect time to negotiate the very best price for you. A buyer’s agent will learn if you are interested in waterfront properties or prefer downtown living, golfing communities, yachting communities, or condominiums or townhomes. We determine if you prefer a clubhouse with a pool, exercise room, social room, dog run, playground, etc. We will provide you with information on the builder’s standards and learn which ones are important to you, such as concrete tile roofs, metal roofs or shingle roofs, hurricane impact glass, double pane glass with shutters, etc.
4. BUYER’S AGENTS HELP THE BUYER WITH CHOOSING THE BEST FLOORPLAN AND LOT.
We determine how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need and which floorplans you prefer. How much square footage you need and if you prefer a ranch or a two-story and how many garage spaces you need. Lot location and certain options have a very real bearing on resale value.
5. BUYER’ AGENTS NEGOTIATE WITH THE BUILDER ON UPGRADES AND AMENITIES TO GET THE BUYER THE BEST PRICE.
Many builders have the ability to allow the buyer to make custom changes to the floorplan, allowing you add several personal touches to your home .. paint colors, finishes, flooring, appliance packages, lighting, etc. Thus creating a living space specifically tailored to suit your individual tastes. We can help you navigate through the sea of options and finishes, including:
This is an area that can become very lucrative for the builder. When working with FETCH A NEW HOME, we can negotiate with the builder on upgrades and amenities.
6. BUYER’S AGENTS WILL INFORM BUYERS WHICH OPTIONS OR UPGRADES ARE BEST DONE BY THE BUILDER DURING CONSTRUCTION AND WHICH ARE MORE AFFORDABLE TO BE DONE BY A SUBCONTRACTOR AFTER CLOSING.
You’ll save money in the long run if you upgrade some items through a subcontractor post-construction. Builders don’t always have an extensive inventory of options and this is something a buyer’s agent can easily help you manage.
7. BUYER’S AGENTS OVERSEE EVERY STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS.
As construction specialists, we know that it is imperative to have only the very best inspectors managing the inspection of your new home. Ideally, a new home should get two inspections, the first one before drywall to inspect framing and systems and the second one after the home is completed before you close to create a PUNCH list for the builder. FETCH A NEW HOME will provide you with options for quality multiple independent inspectors who will look out for your best interest. Inspector’s are able to identify potential areas of negotiation, corrections, repairs or replacements with the builder.
8. BUYER’S AGENTS WILL REVIEW YOUR PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH THE BUILDER.
We will also recommend an attorney who will add addenda to the contract that will guard against complications. Typically, a builders standard contract is written in a highly protective manner that favors the builder. The attorney can help protect your interests including looking over the thoroughness of the building specifications and builders warranty, final contract, title commitment and to hold your escrow funds.
9. BUYER’S AGENTS WILL RECOMMEND OPTIONS FOR FINANCING.
Most builders will offer the buyer incentives if they decide to use the builders preferred lenders or even the builders own lending company. We will provide you with financing options for you to shop around. The builders lender may be your best option, but you shouldn’t feel pressured to use them. Knowing what your financial options are is critical. Even a tiny increase in the interest rate could have a significant impact on your monthly payment or the total amount you pay for the home.
10. BUYER’S AGENTS WILL ASSIST NEW HOMEOWNERS AFTER CLOSING WITH OPTIONS FOR HOME SECURITY, HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE, UTILITES, PAINTERS, LANDSCAPERS, INTERIOR DESIGNERS, WINDOW TREATMENT COMPANIES, GUTTER COMPANIES, etc.
FETCH A NEW HOME will be there for you even AFTER you close on you home. This is a stressful and difficult time for new homeowners because now there is so much for them to do completely on their own. As you buyer’s agent, we will provide you with multiple options of local, quality professionals that have a proven track record of service to connect you with. Knowing EXACTLY what to do and who to call to get it done is part of our service. We want you make your homebuying process stress free!
Contact FETCH A NEW HOME BEFORE you start visiting new home communities or builders.
It’s our responsibility as your buyer’s agent to REGISTER you with each builder. If you visit a new home sales center inform them that you are working with a buyer’s agent. Most builders will require the buyer’s agent to accompany you to the sales centers, so please contact us first!
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