Why Use a REALTOR When You’re Buying a Home from a Builder?

Why Use a REALTOR When You’re Buying a Home from a Builder? (Builder Home Plans)

Why use a REALTOR when you’re buying a home from a builder? The short answer is that your REALTOR is trained and experienced in real estate transactions. They represent you, and you alone.  A builder represents the builder’s interests first and foremost.

Your REALTOR is your advocate. They are available while you’re at work, handling calls from the builder and contractors. Representing your preferences, your needs, and your expectations in the contract is their job.

Your REALTOR is your project manager. Purchasing a new build is complicated. You’re customizing features, working on a tight schedule, and the process of inspections, approvals, and change requests for custom items or work that didn’t go as expected can take time, energy, and even cost extra money. Use a professional to keep all the parts of this process moving and turning as they should.

Your REALTOR is your eye for detail. Your agent knows this process from start to finish, they’ve been there, done that, got the merit badge! They know the plumbing and electrical inspections can hold up the interior construction of your home until they’re completed. They know when to reassure you that this IS the process, or when something isn’t going right and it’s time for a meeting with the builder.

Your REALTOR is experienced at closings. Even though you’re buying a brand-new home, you still have a contract, you still have a closing, financing, inspections, and all the details that go into any home sale. Your agent can manage the details and stress for you, so you simply get to enjoy the process.

To learn more reasons why you should use a REALTOR when you’re buying from a builder – call us – we’d be happy to answer your questions.

What Does a REALTOR Do When I’m Buying a Home?

What Does a REALTOR Do When I'm Buying a Home?

You know your Buyer’s Agent searches homes for sale on the internet, schedules appointment to see them, and drives over to the viewing, right? So, aside from that, what does a REALTOR do?  Why should you engage one?

REALTORS do so much more for you than simply searching for homes based on your criteria and driving you over to see them!

Here’s some of the many hats your REALTOR will wear during your real estate journey:

Location expert. As your Real Estate Agent, we will listen closely to your needs and desires when it comes to your dream home and your ideal neighborhood. The Columbus Team knows Central Ohio, and we can help you identify neighborhoods that meet your expectations, and we have tools that allow us to search for homes that match your list of must-haves.

Market expert. We’ve spent years getting to know the Central Ohio real estate market. Using comparable home sales in the neighborhood you desire, we can tell you if a home is priced accurately, and give you advice on sales in that area. You can buy and sell with confidence, knowing you’re getting the right price.

Network connections. As an experienced team, we often know about homes coming up for sale which haven’t been listed, plus, once you’ve identified your dream home we can put you in touch with trusted service professionals from inspectors to contractors.

Advocate. As your agent, we represent your best interests in every transaction.  We are your long-term advocates.

Negotiator. In negotiations, we listen to what you have told us is important to you and represent your interests in the process. We help take the emotional component out of negotiations over price and repairs, so that you can simply get the best deal possible without making it a personal conflict.

Guide. We know the selling and buying process. We keep you and your home sale or purchase on schedule and moving forward.  We manage the contract process, from start to finish. From inspections to paperwork, whether buying or selling, REALTORS manage the details so you don’t have to. Experienced, we can also tell you where the pitfalls are and help you avoid them.

If you’re looking for an professional to guide you through a real estate purchase, an expert on the market, an expert on Central Ohio neighborhoods, and a large network of expert and reliable contractors, professionals, and real estate agents, contact The Columbus Team today!