Realtors Are Invaluable
February 25, 2021
Should you engage the services of a Realtor if you plan to buy a new construction home? Yes. Realtors are an invaluable resource and can make the difference between buying a house and buying a home.
Here are the main reasons you should consider using a Realtor.
Their Priority is Your Happiness
Your Realtor’s priority is your happiness. He or she wants you to love your new home and will work with you and your builder to help you get the home of your dreams. This includes helping secure the best lender, discussing options and upgrades and staying on top of the construction process.
Realtors Know the Neighborhoods
Realtors that specialize in new-build homes also specialize in knowing about new-build communities. They spend a lot of time in them getting to know the builders and their floor plans, the amenities, schools, HOA and more. Give them a list of your community must-haves and they will show you the communities that best fit your needs.
Realtors Simplify the Process
It’s a Realtor’s job to make things easier for you. That includes helping you figure out how much home you can afford, discussing current interest rates, introducing you to lenders and recommending a home inspector once your home is finished.
Realtors Keep You on Budget
Your budget for a new home may not include money for options and upgrades, but you will probably want at least a few. A knowledgeable Realtor will already have an idea how much various structural options and upgrades will cost. They can help you think about what you want and need before you visit your first model home. Once you’ve settled on a floor plan, they can tell you which upgrades will add value to your home.
Realtors Understand the Paperwork
Purchasing a new construction home is a little different than purchasing a resale home. There is a builder contract for one thing. Your Realtor can help you decode it so you know exactly what you are getting. They can answer your questions, advocate on your behalf and later help you with the closing paperwork.
Bring Your Realtor to Grand Central Park
Grand Central Park builders are happy to work with your Realtor. Be sure to bring him or her with you as you tour our model homes. They may ask helpful questions you didn’t even think of and will get your home buying journey off to a great start.