With the boom in new construction in Frederick County and the surrounding areas in Maryland, many buyers are choosing to buy new construction over buying a preexisting home right now.
The process of building your home can be as daunting and costly as it is exciting, and one question we often get from potential clients is, can they have a Realtor when they buy new construction.
Our answer: Yes! You can and you should!
Having a seasoned Realtor on your side throughout the building process can save you time, money, and heartache.
If you think you may buy new construction, here are some reasons why you should do so with a Realtor of your own to guide you.
3 Reasons You Need a Realtor When You Buy New Construction
They can help you find the perfect builder.
Realtors are likely to be more familiar with each builder and their product and can help you locate one that best meets your needs for price and quality. They can save you time and headache by directing you to the locations and builders that are most likely to help you build a home you are happy with in an area you want to live in.
Troyce Gatewood has negotiated several new construction contracts in the Frederick area and has helped her buyers enjoy upgrades and savings they likely wouldn’t have received otherwise.
They can help ensure things stay on track.
There are countless things that need to be done between the day you select your home site and move in day. Your Realtor can help ensure that things go according to plan. Your seasoned Realtor will have a unique understanding of the building process. They will stay involved in the process and act as both an advocate for you and a liaison between you and the builder so that things don’t get lost in the shuffle or swept by the wayside.
They will help with your contract and negotiations.
If this is your first time building a home, it’s important to understand that the new home building contract is uniquely different from that utilized when purchasing a preexisting structure. You need to understand the deadlines, requirements, and various nuances involved in the contracting process. Your seasoned Realtor can do that for you. They can also manage negotiations in price and deliverables. As someone who is not familiar with market values and areas where builders are likely to give, you won’t be able to advocate as well for yourself in this area as a seasoned Realtor would.
Troyce Gatewood & Partners has worked with several new home sites in Frederick County and the surrounding areas and have intimate knowledge in what they offer. If you want to buy new construction, reach out to us so that we can assist you and ensure you get the most for your money.