Should I Have A Real Estate Agent To Buy A New Home?
Should I have a real estate agent for a new home purchase? A recent national survey showed that 88% of new home buyers involve a real estate agent to help them through the home buying process. So most buyers, and most builders, have decided it’s the best way to go. New home project sales people are a great resource to understand their project, but your agent’s job is to help you find the right home, whether resale or new construction. The fact is, new home builders expect buyer’s agents, and the buyer’s agent commission is usually already built into the price.
The buyer’s agent benefits the builder as well, because they’re more likely to qualify buyers, lead them to realistic choices, and help them to close a transaction successfully. Make sure your agent is contractually committed to help you in the process, and let them help you buy the right home. If you don’t have an agent, search for a certified co-broker in your area.