Why Hire a Realtor® When Buying a New Home

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Buying a brand new home is exciting. The ability to choose your favorite floor plan, personalize your interior décor by selecting the colors, options and features that suit your needs and wants can be a satisfying experience that enhances your enjoyment of living in a beautiful new space you designed.

Buying a home is complex process, and is probably the most expensive transaction an individual ever makes. All home transactions have serious financial obligations that you’ll be expected to fulfill per the terms of the contract or face financial implications if you don’t.

Because you don’t purchase a home very often, you won’t have the experience to recognize the complexities of the market. That’s why it’s a good idea to find a licensed real estate professional to help you navigate the peculiarities of the home buying process.

Your licensed real estate agent works for you. When you engage a licensed real estate agent, he or she has a fiduciary responsibility to work for your best interests. The agent will use his or her expertise to help you comprehend the intricacies of your new home transaction.

Buying a new home requires planning ahead. Choosing to engage a licensed real estate professional before you start your new home search is one of the smartest choices you can make to protect yourself in a legally binding transaction. A knowledgeable agent can recommend the best Builders and explain the steps you’ll need to take to make a new home transaction easy and fun.

The Builder will pay your agent a commission. Many people think they don’t need a real estate agent in a new home transaction because they can get a better “deal” or they believe they have to pay the agent’s commission. Reputable Builders have marketing funds specifically allocated to pay your agent’s commission.

Your real estate agent can sell your current home. If you own a home now, you’ll probably need to sell it to have funds to purchase a new home. Your real estate professional will help you sell your current home by marketing the home to buyers and other agents.

Your real estate agent can help negotiate a better price. Using search tools only available to licensed real estate professionals, your agent will help you make an informed decision about competitive pricing for the neighborhood you want to live in, then negotiate the best possible price for your new home.

Your real estate agent can guide you through the lending process. Your real estate agent can help you determine the best mortgage lender. Many buyers choose to finance the home through the Builder’s mortgage company because of simple convenience.

Your agent is a liaison between you and the Builder. Because your agent works on your behalf, he or she will ensure that you and the Builder are following the terms of the contract. If a situation comes up, your agent will work for you to attain a favorable solution.

Your agent can recommend resources you might need during the new home transaction. Home inspectors, structural engineers, movers, handyman service and attorneys can aid and support your transaction if necessary. Your real estate agent has relationships with many if these professionals.

Selecting options for your dream home can be fun. When choosing options to enrich living in your new home, are you also thinking forward to the time when you want to sell your home? Your real estate professional uses his or her experience to advise you about options that you’ll enjoy and make your home more appealing to buyers when you’re ready to sell.

Plan to be the smart homebuyer by hiring a licensed real estate professional to protect your interests when making a major purchase you only do a few times in your life. You’ll be glad you did.

Builder Realty Council of Metropolitan Denver PO Box 22174 Denver, CO 80222 Email: info@BRCDenver.com Website www.BRCDenver.com The Builder Realty Council is a not-for-profit, all volunteer trade organization that seeks to improve business co-operation between Home Builders and Real Estate Professionals by creating professional ethical standards its members choose to follow. We desire to elevate the professional excellence and public acceptance of the real estate industry in general.

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