Buying a New Construction Home? Why You Need Your Own Real Estate Agent!
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Buying a New Construction Home? Why You Need Your Own Real Estate Agent!


Buying a new construction? Why you need
your own real estate agent to represent you. And that’s what we’re talking about
today and we’re starting right now! Hey everyone, welcome back to my channel I’m
Angela O’Hare a Realtor here in Las Vegas, Nevada with The O’Hare Team at
Urban Nest Realty. If this is your first time here consider subscribing by
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because I talk about all kinds of cool stuff Las Vegas related and you don’t
want to miss out. So today we’re going to be talking about, when buying new
construction why you need your own Real Estate Agent to represent you. When
you’re house hunting, the lure of new construction is undeniable. You get to be
the first to live in the new pristine home. It’s full of brand-new appliances
and finishes that you pick to fit your style. If you’re interested in buying new
construction, the Builder’s agent will be there to help you through the process.
But make no mistake, you need your own real estate agent from the get-go. Even
if it seems like plug-and-play to sign up with the builders agent, you’re gonna
want your own real estate agent to represent your side of the deal. So what
is a Builder’s agent? When you’re buying new construction the home’s builder is
considered the seller and the agent representing the Builder is called the
Builder’s agent. The Builder’s agent will always have the builders best interest
in mind, after all the job of the builders agent
is to get the highest price for the homes that the Builder is selling. So the
agent is not going to be eager to negotiate down. Why should you hire your
own real estate agent? It’s a good idea to have your real estate agent accompany
you on your first visit to the new construction. Why? Because the Builder aka
“SELLER” will be responsible for paying the commission,
and needs to know if you will be having a real estate agent representing you. So
bringing your agent to the first visit, will make it clear to the Builder’s agent that
they are on the hook for paying their commission. Some Builder’s might even
refuse to pay your agents commission, if you do not sign them up on your first
visit at the new home site. Your real estate agents job is to help you get the
most value for your money, with the least amount of hassle and frustration. Also,
did you know when you hire me to represent you on a new home build, I’m
FREE absolutely FREE! You do not have to pay any extra when you hire me to
represent you when you buy a brand new home. When buying new construction here a
couple things that you might miss out if you stick with the builders agent only.
We negotiate extras, maybe upgraded counters or appliances, as your agent I
help you with all those perks, amenities, and upgrades. Also, I can recommend
different financing. A builder will typically have a preferred lender that
will try to steer you to, but as your agent I can help make sure you get a
mortgage that works best for you. With that said the Builder’s agent can be a
valuable resource for learning the potential of the new home. You can rely
on them for background information, just don’t make this individual your sole
point of contact on the buying process. Well, I hope this has helped you learn
why you need your own real estate agent representing you when you’re buying a
new construction. If you liked this video be sure to hit the thumbs up button,
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things real estate in the Las Vegas Valley. And remember, if you or anyone you
know is thinking about buying or selling in Las Vegas
have them give me a call at 702-370-5112. Thank
you so much for watching and I’ll see you on the next one!

20 Comments

  • Angela O'Hare - Las Vegas Realtor

    If you are interested in buying a new construction, the builder's agent will be ready to help you with the process. But make no mistake: You need your own real estate agent from the get-go.

  • MyRealtorKerri

    You’re so right! Having buyers representation is so important. Someone looking out for your needs and you don’t have to pay a cent! Why not? I’ve heard some buyers say they feel they can negotiate better themselves without an agent because the builder doesn’t have to pay a commission but I know from first hand experience that’s not the truth!

  • Mary Anglin

    Really really important! The paperwork and contracts with a new build can be confusing, and in my experience the builders rep isn’t very good at really explaining things. Your agent will protect you and make sure you know what’s happening and what all the docs mean.

  • Hollywood FL Realtor Kate Smith

    Yep, that's right! A couple of my clients went to check out a new construction. Somehow, they decided to add me as their agent after the fact, we had a meeting at the sales office, the builder's agent refused… The problem is that 90% of the people, pop-in by the sales office out of curiosity and they have to register in order to get in. Just like the sign calls, calling the seller's agent who represents the seller, lol.

  • Jacqueline Kraszewski

    Great info. Most buyers just walk into the model and deal with the builders agent instead of having someone represent their interests.

  • Tampa Real Estate with Michelle Babbino

    This is the hardest thing for buyers to remember when they drive by the brand new neighborhood with the beautiful models. So many people don't understand that it doesn't cost them anything to have representation on the buying side. The builders already have the co-broker built into their budget so it makes sense for the buyer to take advantage of that and have someone representing THEM. Good video Angela!

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