Did you know that you can (and should) use a Realtor when buying a new construction home? There is a misconception that Realtors are not needed, or even that some builders do not allow Realtors, or at least that using a Realtor means you don't get as good a deal. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Keep in mind that when buying new construction homes, the salesperson to whom you are talking represents the builder and his/her job is to get the best deal for the builder, not for you. However, if you have a Realtor on your side, you have an advocate working for your best interests too which levels the playing field. You may not think about it but there is a lot more that a Realtor can do for you than just get you the best price. They know the process and have a relationship with the builder; they can negotiate other things on your behalf (like lots, appliances, closing costs, etc...); they can help you stay on top of the build and inspections; and they can make sure your transaction is smooth and closes on time. The best part? You don't pay for their service! The builders already have a separate fund out of which they pay Realtors. It does not affect any other incentives you might get nor does it raise your price.
Another advantage is that the best Realtors stay on top of what's happening in the new construction areas of town. They know when new inventory is coming, when there are special incentives, and when communities are closing out. Here's a great closeout home in an Austin area neighborhood. Over 3000 square feet and you won't believe the price!
You get 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and almost 3100 square feet of space in this beautiful new home. Want to see the inside? Contact me. I have other great deals like this all over town. Let's find you a new home!
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"I couldn't have found a better realtor. I looked for a house for more than 6 months and after having a handful of houses swept out from under me within hours, when she found this house she contacted me within minutes, had all the paper work filled out and the phone number ready to call the minute we looked at the house. The market in Austin is vicious and frustrating and Tammy did everything in her power to lighten the load on my shoulders and fight for the house I really wanted. My house was on the market for less than 3 hours!! I would highly recommend Tammy Spracklen to anyone looking in the Austin area!! In fact I think you would be disappointed with anyone else!"