“If we buy direct from the builder, do we still need a realtor?”
Posted by Michael Tourigny on
Regardless whether their sales person is a licensed realtor, or an unlicensed sales associate, they are working for the builder, not you. They possess invaluable product knowledge, and should be able to answer all of your questions about the new build, but their best interests are those of the builder, not yours.
You need someone on your side, a partner in the purchase who will lead in negotiating price, upgrades, improvements, terms etc . And that’s just the beginning. Perusing and understanding a lengthy contract, specification sheets, Disclosure statements, amendments, building plans and lots more, is something that we specialize in.
All too often, there are misunderstandings that may ruin the buying experience, and jeopardise your deposit, if not avoided or caught in time.
We are seasoned in standing up for you during disputes and negotiating compromises and it is paramount that we be with you from the beginning. A lot can happen within the first visit or two if you are not represented by your own Realtor, leaving you vulnerable, and/or obligated.
If you are just starting the process of shopping for a new home, contact us first. It’s that simple. We will meet with you to discuss the entire process, the role of you, the builder and us as your licensed Realtors.