If you are thinking about buying a brand-new home, here’s a cautionary tale as to why you need representation during this process.

 

We recently had a house listed for a client who was buying out of the area and wanted to buy a new construction property. We were able to list and get her home under contract quickly.

Then she went in to write a contract for a new construction home and let the builder convince her to write the offer without a home sale, knowing that we needed her house sale to close before we could close on her new home purchase.

We were a little delayed on our close and the builder made it really difficult by threatening our client with fees, constantly calling and texting her, and turned a situation that should have been peaceful into a horrible and borderline-abusive situation.

“The client didn’t save any money by going straight to the builder.”

The best way to avoid a situation like this is to have someone represent you as a buyer. If we could have referred her to a representative that was looking out for her best interests, all the threats and bad vibes could have been avoided. Representing yourself on a home purchase is a bad idea. It’s like going to court without a lawyer and going up against an all-star team of defense attorneys.

This client didn’t save any money by going straight to a builder. Hiring a buyer’s agent not only would have cost her nothing, but it would have saved her so much time, hassle, and money.

If you or someone you know is thinking about buying or selling a home anytime in the near future, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.