This is probably one of the most common questions asked (and one of the biggest misconceptions in home buying) when clients are looking to buy from a new home builder like Toll Brothers, Lennar, KB Homes, Pardee, Richmond American, DR Horton or any of the other numerous builders.
The answer is ABSOLUTELY YES.
While builder's may like you to believe you don't need a real estate agent to buy a new home or that you'll get a better deal without an agent since they can pass on the savings on paying a commission to the consumer, it simply is not true.
The truth is you'll typically get a much better deal when you have an agent outside of the builder representing you since they tend to know the specifics such as incentives and promotions which may not be common knowledge to the general public. If you think about it, the less they have to give you the better for them.
Also, the builder's actually prefer to work with agents as that gives them a chance to show how awesome their homes are so the agents brings them more buyers.
So if you have a real estate agent working to find you an existing home and you're considering a new construction as well, be sure to inform them so they can also recommend those as well.
About the Author:
Suki Sodhi has a degree in Finance, has been in real estate over 18-years and runs one of the top real estate groups in the greater Las Vegas/Henderson area. His group and his efforts have resulted in over 1,200 homes sold over the past 5-years alone. While he has numerous awards and accolades from his successful business practice, his true passion lies in empowering and educating consumers in the home buying and selling process. Suki also speaks nationally to fellow real estate agents on helping them improve their businesses as well as to consumers to help them navigate through the home buying & selling process.
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