The Realtor Advantage

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020

When it comes to buying a new construction home, who is the first person you should call? If you said a Realtor, you already have a leg up on the process. From touring your first model home to closing the deal, having a Realtor can mean the difference between buying a new home and buying your dream home.

Here are five reasons to consider using a Realtor:

They Know the Neighborhoods

Wondering if a master-planned community like Sierra Vista is right for your family? Ask a Realtor. Realtors make a point of knowing everything about a community. They know the builders, the amenities, the local schools and where to get the best lattes. In short, they are like Google, but much more personal.

They Have Your Interests at Heart

A builder’s sales representative is a great resource when it comes to knowledge of construction processes, options and upgrades, but your Realtor works for you. That means he or she will be able to help you get the best mortgage, advocate on your behalf and steer you toward the builder and community that best meets your family’s needs.

They Know When to Buy

Is there a good time to buy a new-build home? Absolutely, and your Realtor will have the inside scoop. They know the market so they can tell you if you should buy now or wait a bit to see if a given builder will be offering reduced pricing on move-in ready homes.

A Realtor Can Give You Guidance

Buying a home is a complex process even if the home is brand new. Your agent can help you figure out how much home you can afford, advise you on interest rates, introduce you to lenders and walk you through the contract. He or she also can watch over your home during the construction period and recommend a home inspector once it is finished.

Realtors Keep You Within Your Budget

It’s easy to fall in love with a model home. However, models are sometimes filled with options and upgrades that cost extra. A Realtor will ask the sales representative the right questions about the model so you know what is standard and what is an upgrade. If you fall in love with an expensive upgrade, your Realtor can often negotiate on your behalf possibly getting it for you at a better price.

Bring Your Realtor to Sierra Vista

If you decide to retain the services of a Realtor, be sure to bring him or her with you on your first visit to Sierra Vista or let the sales representative know that you will be working with one. Not only is it courteous, chances are the representative has worked with your Realtor before. That relationship can work in your favor.