Should you Work With a Buyer’s Agent or a Builder in Nolensville, TN

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Should you Work With a Buyer’s Agent or a Builder in Nolensville, TN

An unrepresented buyer is often disadvantaged in the real estate transaction process if they are not using an experienced real estate professional. It could be compared to going to represent yourself in a court case worth hundreds of thousands of dollars… and not bringing a lawyer to the table. Realtors are licensed and trained specifically to handle the many types of issues which can arise in the home buying process. 

All REALTORS® must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice are promises from a REALTOR® to the public that they can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters when dealing with a real estate agent who is also a REALTOR®. Only REALTORS® pledge to abide by the Code of Ethics, and only REALTORS® are held accountable for their ethical behavior.

Many home buyers simply drive up to a new subdivision and negotiate directly with a builder. Here are several reasons why you shouldn’t.

A buyer’s agent represents the buyer’s best interest and helps guide a buyer through every step of the transaction with the least degree of hassle and frustration. A buyer’s agent’s only goal is to get the buyer the most value for the least money. Their purpose isn’t to just drive you around to look at properties (though they do, of course!): their real value comes a little later in the process, during negotiating and working through the legal and safety issues.

Buyer Representation

Always remember one thing: the builder representative is a salesperson to the builder, and is there primarily to represent the builder’s interest in the transaction. They may look and sound like a real estate agent there to help you: but their loyalty is to the builder.

When a buyer deals directly with the builder’s representative and not a buyer’s agent (and therefore saving the builder the cost of a buyer’s agent), you are essentially paying the builder to not represent your interests. Real estate agents are licensed professionals bound by law and strict professional ethics and policies to work for the individual who signs with them.

In essence: would you rather have a builder to represent their own interests, or a buyer’s agent REALTOR® to represent yours?

Negotiation Assistance

Buyer negotiations without an agent are simply not effective. There are some incentives that are customary and typical with new construction homes. A Realtor will assist in financing, writing the offer, inspections, warranties, appraisals, titles, surveys, closing cost items and many others.

A buyer’s agent REALTOR® handles ALL of these concerns, asking the questions a buyer working alone with a builder might not know to ask, and ensures that their client gets the best items for the least cost.

New Construction Inspections

If you are working with a buyer’s agent, they will generally always insist on and manage inspections. Why?

Most new construction properties have a number of new home defects which can dramatically impact livability and resale value. Builder representatives are rarely likely to insist on or to manage proper third party inspections. Having a buyer’s agent on-hand to manage this part of the process alone can save new home buyers as much as the cost of an agent’s commission, and completely justifies a buyer’s agent involvement in the transaction.

Buyers are often under the mistaken assumption that a home warranty will take care of all these issues.

Buyer Agent Cost – No cost to you!

The buyer’s agent commission is paid for by the builder automatically and the builder’s have already incorporated this fee in to the cost of the home. Why not take advantage of the (FREE) representation that is already paid for on their behalf.

New Listing - an hour online
$694,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,079
SQFT
2044 Belsford Drive #184
Nolensville, TN 37135
Summerlyn Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$337,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,754
SQFT
409 Corner Alley
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 7 hours online
$739,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,745
SQFT
108 Telfair Lane #108
Nolensville, TN 37135
Telfair Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$569,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,048
SQFT
856 Nolenmeade Ct
Nolensville, TN 37135
Nolenmeade Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$924,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,892
SQFT
448 Oldenburg Rd
Nolensville, TN 37135
Benington 2 Sec2a Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$625,200
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,262
SQFT
424 Herring Trail #62
Nolensville, TN 37135
Scales Farmstead Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$855,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,705
SQFT
445 Oldenburg Rd
Nolensville, TN 37135
Benington 2 Sec2a Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$327,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
381a Moira Circle #A
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$317,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,661
SQFT
514 Path Alley
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$635,565
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,550
SQFT
7212 Big Oak Road
Nolensville, TN 37135
Enclave at Dove Lake-Est Subdivision
Open House 06/06 at 2PM
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$464,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,560
SQFT
1124 Princeton Hills Dr
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Crossing Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$930,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,303
SQFT
2022 Kingsbarns Drive
Nolensville, TN 37135
KINGSBARNS Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$559,255
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,613
SQFT
1413 Trumpet Lily Place
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods at Burberry Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,231
SQFT
113 Telfair Ln
Nolensville, TN 37135
Telfair Ph1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$549,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,815
SQFT
103 Madison Mill Dr
Nolensville, TN 37135
Nolen Mill Ph1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$477,803
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,289
SQFT
709 Ravensdowne Dr
Nolensville, TN 37135
Burberry Glen Ph2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$379,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,830
SQFT
401 Corner Aly
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$962,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,697
SQFT
242 Belgian Rd
Nolensville, TN 37135
Bennington 2 Sec3 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$333,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,022
SQFT
601 Heck Ln
Nolensville, TN 37135
Burkitt Commons Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$606,134
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,342
SQFT
800 Novalis St
Nolensville, TN 37135
Enclave at Dove Lake-Est Subdivision

To learn more about New Construction Homes for Sale in Nolensville, TN give Mike with Southern Living Realty Partners a call at 615-499-6827 or simply fill out he form below with any questions.

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