Role of an Agent in Main Line New Construction is NEED TO KNOW info for new home buyers. Why is it absolutely essential to have an agent when buying a new construction home. This video will guide you from the common pitfall of designing your dream home alone and why you want an agent in your corner protecting your best interests. A key concept that agents need to understand and communicate to our clients is that many buyers think they can get the best possible deal by going straight to the builder or the builder’s sale rep and cutting out the buyer agent. This is not the case and actually, it is quite the opposite. Walk-in traffic to them represents only one possible sale but a sales agent represents several possible sales and therefore builders agents are more motivated to give the best deals to the buyers who use good sales agents. Every agent has their strengths and weaknesses, our strength is new construction particularly associated with negotiating on behalf of the buyer. I am a Master Certified Negotiation Expert. Let me take a second now to encourage you to subscribe to my channel and check out my other videos linked in the description. It is amazing to see a family pick out the community they want to live in with the schools that best suit them, a commute to work or the neighborhood that will improve their life and make every day amazing. It takes a particular type of agent to transcend the traditional search MLS approach to find you the perfect home. I have compiled my top 5 reasons why you should have a buyer’s agent in your corner when shopping for new construction. The first one is simple, an agent costs nothing extra and like I said before working with an agent may actually encourage the builder to give you more upgrades and perks. Secondly, When you are shopping, an agent with expertise in this field will be able to guide you to the right community and builder that has what you are looking for. There are dozens and dozens of options and they all look good until you dig a little deeper. There are agents out there, like me, that have done much of this digging for you. Three, A good builders see sales agents as an extension of their team. The builder’s team is designed to make every step of your home buying environment feel special and elegant. An agent that knows this process is integral for the builder in providing the best possible experience. A good buyers agent will be involved in the process, they will Maintain communication with all parties involved keep a paper trail, do regular visits to the site, solve problems (particularly when a mistake cannot be undone, for instance the wrong bricks were used and not discovered until they have been installed), participate in walk-throughs, facilitate independent inspections and attend the closing. Bottom line when purchasing a home even when it’s new construction, it’s our job to look out for your interests. Builders and their representatives do not represent you. These sales representatives are very good, they are very good at getting you an amazing home but they are also very good at making money for the builder and keeping them happy. You need someone in your corner that knows the ropes to guide the process. As you can see here the advantage of working with an agent is huge Remember, Kimmy Rolph sells The Main Line and local areas. Reach out to us as we are always here to help.
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