If you’re thinking about buying new construction or pre-construction throughout the Northern Virginia real estate area you might be considering the benefits of enlisting the help of a buyer’s agent. Of course, you certainly don’t need one; you can visit the model showroom and the development without a buyer’s agent and have the assistance and help of the listing agent on duty. They can help you with colors, styles and facilitate the transaction all the way through to closing. However, if you want someone who’s looking out your interests and budget, you definitely need your own buyer agent. Your buyer’s agent will mediate and negotiate on your behalf with the developer or builder and answer any questions you may have along the way to help you close on the time and on your terms.
The agents that work the model showrooms and homes are working specifically for the developer or builder. They have contracted with the builders and the developers to sell these properties for the highest possible price. They are specifically obligated to help sell these homes to you, versus other homes. So do you think those buyer’s agents really have your best interests at heart? No.
When you work with your own dedicated buyer’s agent, he or she has no hidden agenda or ulterior motive on selling one home or property over another. You can walk confidently into the model showroom or home and explain to them that you already have a buyer’s agent. The pressure is now off you and you can browse through the colors, accessories and custom details and yet have a buyer’s agent that keeps your negotiating and financing strategies confidential. There is no pressure from the sales person because they know you are being professionally represented by your buyer’s agent.
It costs you absolutely nothing to use the professional guidance of a buyer’s agent. Buyer’s agents that work specifically for a buyer (and not through any developer or subdivision sales office) have no agenda on which property you buy as long as it’s the one you’re looking for, at a price that meets your budget.
I’ve worked with many buyers and have saved them thousands of dollars by negotiating for their terms and their price. Remember, the listing agents that sits the model homes are trying to get as much profit for these properties as possible for their developer or builder. Using your own buyer’s agent means your budget is the most important financing tool, not the developer’s.
So yes, you can certainly buy new construction without the help of your own dedicated buyer’s agent but is it financially wise to do so? Feel free to give me a call at any time to discuss new construction homes and developments throughout Northern Virginia and how you can save money using me as your own buyer’s agent.
Contact Gene Mock, Premier Team, Keller Williams Realty 703-342-8100
for buyer and seller representation for all your real estate needs ~