While there is no actual legal obligation to hire a buyer’s agent when buying a home, many home buyers know that having a real estate agent on their side is tremendously valuable during the homebuying process, especially when it comes to negotiating with the seller’s agent. But when you’re buying a new home directly from a builder, is working with an agent still necessary?
The short answer is yes! There are a ton of ways a real estate agent can help you bring value to your experience when buying a home from a builder. Negotiations are still possible, and they can also help you get upgrades and other perks.
Another way real estate agents can assist you is to examine whether there are any disparities with the market value of the home and the purchase price to save you from headaches down the road.
Best of all, having a buyer’s agent during the home buying process costs you nothing, because the seller pays their fees. It’s well worth it to consider hiring a real estate agent for any type of real estate purchase as a buyer.