When you want to buy a new home, you need to get a REALTOR® on your side, even before you visit the model homes. This is a crucial step that can save you money but more importantly, ensure you have representation on your side!
Usually when you buy through a new home builder, you use their financing too. So no one is on your side for the purchase contract OR the financing. You're all alone and the builder uses that to their advantage sometimes. Having a REALTOR® that can look over the contract and ensure nothing extra is in there, or who's aware of rates and loan costs, making sure you don't over pay! If costs seem high, they'll encourage you to shop the builders lender. Always on your side.
Negotiation time comes and it's just You vs Them, and the builder has more experience. So you may not do your best negotiating when it comes to add ons, landscaping, finishes, and final price. Plus if the builder discounts homes after your purchase, are you going to walk in there and renegotiate your price? Probably not but a good REALTOR® can and should be doing that for you!
So grab your REALTOR® (me) and let's go look at model homes together! I'll get you registered with the builder and I'll stay by your side until move-in. Let's buy a new house!