What To Look For When Buying New Construction

What To Look For When Buying New Construction

Have a Realtor® on your side when buying a new house.

Don’t you just love hopping into your car on the weekends and driving around town, looking at homes for sale?

Perhaps your typical Saturday morning kicks off with a visit to the Waxhaw Farmer’s Marketfor fresh produce, then an early lunch at Provisions or Broome St Burgers, before hitting up the local open house circuit.

Follow that up with a visit to a new construction neighborhood – maybe Millbridge or Lawson or Walnut Creek around here – to see what the builders have to offer.

The next thing you know, you’re discussing financing and you are on the builder’s e-mailing list. What started as a carefree venture into town now has you halfway committed to purchasing a new home!

But have you discussed any of this with a Realtor®?  No, I am not talking about the amazing real estate professional who works for the builder, though we love them, too.  I am talking about an agent who works for you and not the builder.

If you think you don’t need an advisor to guide you through the home buying process of a new home, I advise you to think again.

In any real estate transaction in which two parties are involved, one side works for the seller and one side works for the buyer.  A buyer’s agent is specifically designated to work with you and acts with your best interests in mind.

Purchasing a home from a builder isn’t much different from buying a resale home in that there are just as many pitfalls along the way which an experienced agent can help you navigate.

Did you know that as a buyer you can have a home inspection on a new construction home? Not only can you, but you absolutely should! And if you are building the home from scratch, your inspector can monitor the building process from footers to finish.

When buying new construction, your agent will assist you in negotiating pricing and incentives, recommending financing, overseeing inspections and negotiating pre-closing repairs, among other things.

Remember, the builder’s agent works for the builder while your buyer’s agent works for you. And the best part? The builder pays your agent’s commission, so having representation doesn’t cost you a dime.

So if you are planning to purchase a new construction home, first hire a buyer’s agent who will work for you throughout the transaction.

Originally published at: https://www.triwnews.com/columns/what-to-look-for-when-buying-new-construction/

Skyecroft 728x90

Mark Hendel - Broker In Charge Headshot
Phone: 704-909-8688
Dated: August 2nd 2018
Views: 176
About Mark: Mark Hendel Broker In Charge NC & SC Broker, REALTOR® As President and Broker-In-Charge for Sk...

Property Search

RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

Dont Let Your Luck Run Out Buy A Home This Spring - Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out.
Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever - Why Homeownership Matters Now
Four Reasons To Sell Your House In The Winter - Four Reasons to Sell Your House
Six Tips To Sell Your Home - Six Tips To Sell Your Home BY

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

Skyecroft Realty Group
101-C Waxhaw Professional Park Dr