New Construction by Metro Stations
If you are interested in buying a new construction, the builder's agent will be ready to help you with the process. But make no mistake: You need your own real estate agent from the get-go.
When you buy a new construction, the home's builder is considered the seller, and the agent representing the builder is called the builder's agent; you're going to want someone representing your side of the deal.
It's a good idea to have your real estate agent accompany you on your first visit to the new construction. Why? Because the builder (aka the seller) will be responsible for paying the commission, and needs to know if you'll have a real estate agent representing you. So bringing your agent to the first visit will make it clear that the builder's agent will be on the hook for paying commission.
When buying new construction, here’s what your real estate agent will help you with that you might miss out on if you stick with the builder’s agent:
Negotiating extras: Want upgraded counters or appliances in that new home? Your agent can help you with all those extra perks, amenities, and upgrades.
Recommending financing: A builder typically will have a “preferred” lender that it will try to steer you to, but your real estate agent can help make sure that you’re getting the mortgage that works best for your situation. Shopping around is always wise.
Overseeing a home inspection: Tempted to forgo a home inspection in new construction? Don’t do it. The builder’s agent is unlikely to push for or offer up an inspection, so it's up to you and your real estate agent to make it happen.