There is a lot to consider when purchasing a new construction home - finding a REALTOR®, researching communities, comparing builders, mortgage pre-qualification, timelines, and more.
The first step is to find a REALTOR® that you trust to guide you through the process. Remember that the agent at the new home site works for the builder, you will need your own representation. Both agents’ commissions are paid by the builder, so there is no cost to you to secure a buyer’s agent. The site agent can be a valuable asset when it comes to your selections, upgrades, and options. Your REALTOR® will keep your best interests in mind, review your contracts, and follow-up during the process.
Your REALTOR® can show you the new home communities that are available in the area that you are interested in, and more than likely has some knowledge of the local builders, their products, and reputations. You can also scan social media for information on builders and communities. Most builders work with a lender and you may receive special offers when using them. Ask your agent about their experiences with mortgage lenders too. With your REALTOR® by your side during the process, you should have no problems finding and purchasing the new home of your dreams.