WHY USE A REALTOR WHEN YOU BUILD?
When buyers walk into a builder's model home or talk to a builder about building a new home, it does not often occur to them that it might be wise to use a Realtor. Many people think - incorrectly - that A Realtor's expertise is in resale, not new construction. "Why would we need a Realtor"? Let's address this question first. It does not cost you more to have a Realtor represent you in the purchase of a new house. Builders do not discount the price of a house if you buy directly from them. They are accustomed to dealing with Realtors and realize that a good Realtor can play an important role in the process.
Now, to get back to the initial question, why would you use a Realtor when you are building a home? Metro-II has over 29 years experience in the area of new construction - which can save you time, money and problems down the road. Remember, the builder's sales representative represents the builder - NOT YOU. It is to your advantage to have your own advocate to advise you along the way, and represent you should problems arise.
SAVING MONEY - There are a number of ways you can save money when buying a brand new home. Often, we can help you avoid charges that should be shouldered by the builder. In addition, we may be able to spot hidden costs that you may not have taken into consideration. If you do not choose to use the builder's financing, we can help you find alternative financing and help you evaluate the long-term ramifications of different financing options. If you are buying a "spec" home, as opposed to building a new one, we can negotiate for you, often saving you thousands of dollars.
Details, detailsThe building process can be very stressful, and we can be an invaluable aid in taking care of many details and helping you with decisions that may affect the resale of your home. What amenities will bring you the best price when you sell the house? What factors are important in selecting a lot? How are the neighboring properties zoned? Are there deed restrictions to be considered? How high will your monthly payment be three years from now? Are the warranties transferable when you sell? There are so many questions to be asked we will make sure everything is done right; remember, we represent YOU!
Another example - if you are planning to live in your new home for only a few years, we may advise you to avoid the first phase of a development; otherwise, when you sell the home, you will be competing with the builder, who may be selling Phase 3 at that point. If that happens, your resale price could suffer.
One-stop shopping - you may walk into a builder's beautifully decorated model home one Sunday afternoon, fall in love with it and find yourself making a purchase, without looking at all the available developments around you. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOUR REALTOR'S NAME and that he or she sent you. We work with new construction daily and are notified regularly of all the builders' spec homes. We will have complete information for you so you will be able to make an educated comparison.
So, AT NO COST TO YOU, you can have us represent you if problems arise. We can save you money and time. We can give you valuable advice that will pay off when you sell your home at a later date. Why WOULDN'T you use a Realtor when you build?