Buying new home construction from a builder is a little different than buying an older home from its owner.
To start with, you aren’t able to choose from a list of upgrades and customizations when buying an existing home. You’re also entering a transaction with someone who has an attachment to the home they’re selling and probably a different set of motivations than a builder whose livelihood depends on making a profit.
In other words, it can feel, to a buyer, like the process of visiting a builder’s sales office is so wholly different than buying an existing home that they may not need an experienced real estate agent to represent them.
This, however, can be a mistake.
After all, you’re still entering into a major financial transaction with many variables and risks. You’ll want to have someone with experience who can look after your best interests and make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Otherwise, you’ll be working with a team employed directly by the builder you’re buying from. That doesn’t mean you won’t get a good deal but it does mean you’ll be the only one whose top priority is getting what you want at a fair price.
Do you want to learn even more about buying new home construction?
TheBalance.com has published a detailed article with additional information about buying new home construction directly from builders. If there is anything we can do to help with the purchase of your next house, please let us know.