Concierge New Construction Service
Who Does The Builder's Agent Work For?
If you are looking for a new home, you might be tempted by the shiny models and attractive prices of new construction. But before you walk into a new home community to look around, you should know who their sales agent works for and whose interest they represent.
A builder's sales agent is an employee of the builder or the developer. Their job is to sell the builder's homes and to maximize the builder's profit. They are not working for you, the buyer, and they do not owe you any fiduciary duty or loyalty. They may be friendly and helpful, but they are not your advocate.
This means that they may not disclose important information to you, such as defects in the construction, hidden fees, or other options that may be better for you. Their job is to sell the builder’s products so they may also pressure you to use the builder's preferred lender, attorney, insurance broker, or other related companies which may not be in your best interest.
If you want to have someone on your side who can protect your rights and interests, you should hire your own buyer's agent. A buyer's agent is a licensed real estate professional who represents you and only you. They can help you find the best home for your needs, negotiate the best price and terms, and guide you through the entire process. A buyer's agent can also save you money by finding incentives, discounts, or upgrades that the builder's sales agent may not tell you about.
It is important to hire your buyer's agent BEFORE you visit a new home community. Many new home builder's will pay some or all of your buyer agent's fee, but they will only pay it if your agent sets the appointment for you at the new home community. Let your buyer's agent set all your appointments and take you to the communities so you maximize the amount of the agents fee that is paid by the builder rather than you paying your agent directly. It is the most wallet friendly way to hire a buyer's agent to represent your interests!
What is included with your Concierge New Construction Service?
If you are looking for a new home, you might benefit from the Beebe Home Team’s concierge new construction service. This is a service provided by a realtor who specializes in helping buyers navigate the complex and exciting world of new construction. Here are some of the services that a concierge new construction realtor can offer you:
- Help understanding home features and benefits: A concierge new construction realtor can help you compare different floor plans, designs, finishes, and upgrades that suit your needs and preferences. They can also explain the energy efficiency, warranty, and quality standards of each builder and home.
- Builder comparisons: A concierge new construction realtor can help you find the best builder for your budget, timeline, and style. They can provide you with unbiased information and reviews about different builders, their reputations, their past projects, and their customer service.
- Finding the right custom builder for your lot: If you already own a lot or want to build on a specific location, a concierge new construction realtor can help you find a custom builder who can design and build your dream home on your land.
- Finding the right buildable lot: If you don't have a lot yet, a concierge new construction realtor can help you find one that meets your criteria. They can search for available lots in your desired area, negotiate the best price and terms, and advise you on the feasibility and cost of building on each lot.
- Understanding the new construction process: A concierge new construction realtor can guide you through every step of the new construction process, from signing the contract to closing the deal. They can help you understand the builder's timeline, milestones, change orders, inspections, walk-throughs, and contingencies. They can also communicate with the builder on your behalf and advocate for your best interests.
- Finding an attorney for contract review: A concierge new construction realtor can help you find a qualified attorney who can review your contract with the builder and make sure that it protects your rights and interests. They can also help you negotiate any changes or additions that you may want to include in the contract.
- Providing alternate lenders when it's beneficial: A concierge new construction realtor can help you find the best financing option for your new home. They can introduce you to different lenders who specialize in new construction loans and compare their rates, terms, and incentives. They can also help you secure pre-approval and lock in the best rate possible.
- Providing insurance brokers: A concierge new construction realtor can help you find an insurance broker who can provide you with the best coverage for your new home. They can help you compare different policies and premiums and make sure that you have adequate protection against any risks or damages that may occur during or after the construction.
- Help understanding flood plain requirements: We work at the beach and many clients want to build in a flood plain. A concierge new construction realtor can help you determine if your lot or home is located in a flood plain and what that means for your insurance, mortgage, and building requirements. They can also help you obtain a flood elevation certificate if needed, advise you on how to work through issues and they can refer specialists like engineers and architects where needed.
- Help with new home construction progress inspections: A concierge new construction realtor can help you monitor the progress of your new home construction and ensure that everything is done according to the contract and specifications. They can arrange for professional inspections at various stages of the construction and report any issues or concerns to the builder. We work with several professionals who carry the correct licenses and insurance that builder’s require to walk onto their job sites.
- Help managing emotions: Buying a new home is incredibly exciting! It is incredibly easy to get swept up in the moment when you walk into a new community. Before you know it, you’ve picked out cabinets and put down a 5 or 6 figure, non-refundable deposit. A lot of people are happy with the outcome, some find out that interest rates rise high enough that they can’t afford to close 6 – 12 months later and they are out that giant deposit. A concierge new construction REALTOR is there to help keep you grounded. We want you to have a good time and feel excited about building a new home. We also want you to feel great about it on move-in day and every day afterwards!
A concierge new construction service is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to buy a new home. It can save you time, money, and stress by providing you with expert guidance and support throughout the entire process. If you are interested in learning more about this service or finding a concierge new construction realtor at the Delaware Beach, please contact the Beebe Home Team at either email@example.com or (302) 343-1910. We would love to help you find your perfect new home!