Are you considering buying a home in a new construction neighborhood? The builders certainly make it easy to visit their model home and speak with their on-site manager. Buyer Beware: that smiling, friendly face behind the desk is a real estate agent working for the builder, not you.
Before you visit one of these planned neighborhoods, you first need to be represented by a buyers' agent, a licensed Realtor® that will work to protect your interests. This service is at no cost to you. Your Realtor® will negotiate the sales contract on your behalf and strive to get you your best deal. These sales contracts are complex and designed to protect the seller. It is also in your best interests to hire your own attorney for closing the transaction. We can provide you with a list of several qualified, local attorneys and then work closely with them during the purchase process.
Be committed to saying nothing about your personal finances or situation. Ask questions, but do not answer any. Inform the builders representative that you are already represented by a Realtor® and if you are interested in proceeding, your agent will contact them.
Now... relax and enjoy your home shopping, knowing that your interests are protected.