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 - 23 hours online
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,771
SQFT
1291 Craigleigh Dr
Nolensville, TN 37135
Woods @ Burberry Glen Ph2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$454,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,476
SQFT
2380 Fairchild Circle
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$292,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,494
SQFT
516 Path Alley #231
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$439,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,917
SQFT
1984 Carothers Rd #163
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$284,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,309
SQFT
309 Moira Circle #217
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$492,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,915
SQFT
1009 Wadeslea Ln
Nolensville, TN 37135
Woods @ Burberry Glen Ph3a Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$600,670
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,613
SQFT
1302 Craigleigh Dr.
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$779,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,421
SQFT
283 Burberry Glen Blvd
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods at Burberry Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$959,400
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,288
SQFT
238 Belgian Rd *Lot 2312*
Nolensville, TN 37135
Bennington 2 Sec3 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$765,772
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,810
SQFT
7056 Big Oak Rd-Lot 110
Nolensville, TN 37135
Enclave at Dove Lake Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$645,579
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,826
SQFT
7204 Roland Ln-Lot 105
Nolensville, TN 37135
Enclave at Dove Lake Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$452,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,264
SQFT
1886 Abbey Wood Drive Lot 92
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods at Burberry Glen Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$589,949
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,426
SQFT
1323 Craigleigh Dr
Nolensville, TN 37135
Woods @ Burberry Glen Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$456,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,683
SQFT
1882 Abbey Wood Dr.
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$503,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,240
SQFT
1322 Craigleigh Dr. - Lot 25
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$470,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,944
SQFT
1890 Abbey Wood Drive Lot 91
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$267,300
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,251
SQFT
2333 Fairchild Circle #203
Nolensville, TN 37135
Carothers Farms Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$359,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,086
SQFT
843 Cottage House Ln
Nolensville, TN 37135
Nolen Mill Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$799,725
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,056
SQFT
833 Delamotte Pass
Nolensville, TN 37135
Telfair Ph3 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$491,710
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,789
SQFT
3236 Bradfield Dr.
Nolensville, TN 37135
Summerlyn 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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