Have you and your family decided that now is the time to buy a new construction home in South Jersey and you are looking for assistance with this endeavor? Even though you are going the new construction route, you should still consider working with an experienced realtor. There are a variety of great benefits and protections that are afforded to home buyers who enlist the help of realtors during this process.
Without the help of our team at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Nancy Kowalik Group, you would not be able to take advantage of these benefits. We are happy to discuss these advantages with you and make sure that you are able to get the best possible deal with your new construction home in South Jersey!
1. Great Realtors Keep Your Best Interests in Mind
One important aspect of working with a skilled realtor when buying a new construction home is that they have experience, expertise, and knowledge when it comes to dealing with contractors and home builders. They understand that the process can be more complicated than simply talking to the builder, signing a contract, and moving in. Without experience, you could be taken advantage of throughout the process.
By using a realtor with expertise in new construction homes in South Jersey, you can rest assured that your best interests will always be accounted for and kept in mind. Since a builder will most certainly have their own realtor representing their interests, it only makes sense for you to have one as well to act on your behalf. Obviously, you want the best possible deal on your new home, and relying on an expert is a great way to accomplish this.
This is especially true when it comes to evaluating the home. When a home buyer views the model home, it has all the bells and whistles that any home buyer would want: granite countertops, upgraded appliances, crown molding, and other desirable features. These, however, are not usually included in the base model of a new construction home.
Rather, these features are add-ons that can be purchased in addition to the base price of your new construction home in South Jersey. Home builders often do not make this clear or obvious from the beginning, which could cause confusion.
2. Realtors Provide Negotiating Experience and Advantages
Obviously, the add-ons are certainly a great reason to have a realtor on your side who will help you get everything you want in your new construction home in South Jersey, but there are other reasons as well. Specifically, negotiating with builders is typically far easier when you have a realtor working for you. The prices for add-ons and upgrades can be negotiated by your realtor, and you can take advantage of the realtor’s relationship with the builder. Often, experienced realtors have developed strong working relationships with builders which enables them to negotiate more effectively with them.
Realtors are able to bring a steady stream of home buyer clients to builders, so this means that they are able to use this leverage to negotiate better. The realtor can bring more business to the builder, so the builders are more likely to do all they can to work with the realtors and keep their clients as happy as possible.
3. Eliminate Conflict by Working with a Middleman
Next, realtors have extensive experience dealing with home builder contracts and their dense legal language, which can be difficult to understand if you are not familiar with it. Our team of realtors, for instance, is happy to read through your contract and make sure that everything is to your satisfaction and in your best interest.
Realtors are also able to reduce the risk of direct conflict between you and the builder in the event of a disagreement. It is quite common for there to be disagreements in the terms of the contract, and our realtor can communicate these issues to the builder without causing a heated problem. Because we are a neutral third party, we work diligently to avoid these conflicts and get everything worked out and in writing.
4. Get Access to the Best Inspectors and Lenders with a Realtor
Throughout the home building process, you will find that you need even more companies and individuals to work with you than you previously thought. This includes inspectors, title companies, and lenders. You want them to offer you terms that are in your best interest, and a realtor can help you find the right ones.
While your builder may even offer incentives like discounts for working with one of their preferred lenders (or other service providers), they may not be giving you the best deal. It is wise to shop around and find the right options for your situation, especially when it comes to finances. The same goes for other parties such as inspectors. You certainly don’t want an inspector who is not going to give you a neutral, third-party assessment.
5. Home Buyers Don’t Have to Pay for a Realtor’s Services
Last, but certainly not least, hiring a realtor to assist you with your new home construction in South Jersey is a great idea because it is 100% free for home buyers. In fact, home builders often work the realtor’s commission into their contracts because they are considered the home seller. Typically, a home seller would pay for the commission of the home buyer’s realtor. It is simply a necessary cost to do business.
Be aware, though, that if you opt out of using a realtor, you will not save any money or get any credit toward your home’s price. So, there really is no reason not to take advantage of this free opportunity.
Make Buying a New Construction Home in South Jersey Easy with Our Team
If you are looking to buy a new construction home in South Jersey and need help working through all of the details, our team of realtors at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Nancy Kowalik Group is here to help. We have been helping home buyers just like you find (or build) the home of their dreams for many years, and we can’t wait to give you the same assistance. With our team and our unique home buyer’s guarantees, you can rest assured that you will have the easiest, most risk-free home buying experience possible.
Our team has built strong relationships with a variety of different home builders throughout the South Jersey area, and we are happy to share them with you. Some of the top builders include:
- Woerner Custom Builders
- Schaeffer Homes
- Russo Homes
- Paparone New Homes by Bruce Paparone, Inc
- Marmo Homes
- Under Construction Builders
To learn more about the other home builders we have partnered with or to start your home building journey, give us a call at (856) 478-6562 or fill out the form on this page with the requested information. We look forward to hearing from you!