Why You Should Still Use an Agent when Purchasing a “New Build” Home

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Buying a home can be an emotional process that can be difficult to navigate on your own. Having a Real Estate Agent on your side, looking out for your best interests, can save you a lot of stress, hassle, and sometimes even $ money $. I, personally, go to every new development and get on their mailing lists to know when new phases are starting, what “specials” they are offering to get older phase units sold, etc. I also learn about their solar programs, HOA’s, any mello-roos information (if applicable), upgrades that can be made, etc.

*this information is for San Diego and Riverside Counties inside of California.

Here’s why you should work with a Real Estate Agent not affiliated with a developer:

  • Most developers are WILLING to work with Real Estate Agents and will pay their commission % on your behalf.
  • A Real Estate Agents can help walk you through all the forms (California has a lot of forms) and explain every step of the process AT YOUR PACE.
  • A Real Estate Agent can be there to ask questions that you may not think of or forget to ask, i.e. Mello-Roos pay-off , solar information, when will the pool be built, etc.
  • A Real Estate Agent cant be there, on your behalf, for inspections/follow-ups if you cannot be.
  • A Real Estate Agent will make sure everything is worded in contracts correctly to make sure that there are no or very little mistakes.
  • A Real Estate Agent can negotiate on your behalf and notice items that you may not: flat paint that you cannot wash? Doors opening the incorrect way? Buying the model home?
  • A Real Estate Agent can filter the spam for you — instead of you providing your information, you can provide theirs.
  • If the developer cannot reach you, they can reach your Real Estate Agent.
  • A Real Estate Agent can keep a pulse on the development and know about any “financing specials,” “upgrade specials,” etc.

Is there a new development community you’re interested in? Contact me and I’d be happy to help you start your home search journey! Fill-out the form below or call/text: 858-337-8696

Happy House Hunting!


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