Do we need a REALTOR to buy new construction?


  • The salesperson      at the model represents the builder. The sales person is very knowledgeable with their lot inventory, home choices, and the  Builder. 
  • If you tell them that you will want representation by a  Realtor they should respect your choice and agree to allow you to be represented. This should not prevent them from providing you with the information. 
  • This should not add to the cost of your home purchase, they should have a buyer representative fee already built in. In fact they want Realtors to bring buyers to their projects. 


  • Our experience will help you with lot selection. There is nothing more disappointing then to have a lot that does not meet your life style. In most situation developers, not builders, control lots. We will research all lot options in a development or area. 
  • Our experience will help you with design ideas. We will be with you in the design      process. We have been involved with many new construction homes and have gathered many ideas that you might use in your new home. 
  • Our experience  will save you money. It is very easy to get emotionally involved with the process and not use good judgment with choices. We will be there to help keep you on track with your budget. 
  • We will be there throughout the process. There are steps along the way where our      experience will help you, such as: red lining the plans, change options during construction, issues with builder or builder representatives, final inspection and the closing. 

I want to be your REALTOR Consultant to help make the new home building process an enjoyable experience for you.

Dismiss the Myths; choose a REALTOR® for New Construction

Just because you go directly to a builder does not mean you will get the best home and the best deal for you. The person at the new home site works for the builder. You should always have someone knowledgeable about the real estate industry on your side, working in your best interests.




• MYTH: The Builder will discount the price if I don’t have a REALTOR®: 

o FACT: In most cases, the agent is paid through the seller’s fees. With regards to new construction, the builder has already anticipated this cost. If you go to a builder without the guidance and assistance of a REALTOR®, you’re paying for realty services without reaping the benefits. Why would you put yourself at such a disadvantage? And although most think that a REALTOR® will cost them money, for a home buyer, these services are free if you use REALTOR® Jennifer Hughes.

MYTH: Buying directly from the builder will be hassle-free:

o FACT: There will be many things to consider when purchasing a new construction. As you walk into a model home everything may seem straight-forward. However, getting your home built most often will not be as clear. You’ll benefit from REALTOR® services: to decipher through builder’s jargon, contract language, and even help show you how your option choices can add value to your home. (Read on through “Myths About REALTORS®”)


MYTH: REALTOR® services will not help me in purchasing a new home:


o FACT: The builder has to develop every parcel of land it owns in order to make a return on its investment. This may mean trying to sell you a lot that may not be suitable for your needs or one that’s difficult to resell. A REALTOR® walks the lot with you, goes through the house, and can recommend ideas to you that can help in making the decision on which lot and which house will be the best for your needs. A REALTOR® is the best sounding board you can have while going through the home-building process. The Realty Corner’s REALTOR® Brokers are trained and specialize in helping your through the entire home building process. We customize our services to fit your needs, from foundation to final walk-through.

MYTH: The sales agent at the model home works for me:


o FACT: Although they may be warm and friendly, the sales agent you meet when touring a model home works for the builder, not you. Their interest is in getting the most profit on the houses they sell. You need to have a REALTOR® who you know is working for you. Your REALTOR® will have your interests at heart when helping your make decisions on your new home purchase. And REALTOR® services from Jennifer Hughes are free to you, the buyer.

MYTH: Any Real Estate Agent can assist me:


o FACT: All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.



MYTH: This is the price of the home as I see it:


o FACT: Not always. Many model homes have upgrades. These upgrades, or options, (such as hardwood floors or granite counter tops) are attractive to most buyers. However, many prices advertised don’t include the options you see in a model home. If you’ve fallen in love with the ceramic tile in the foyer, make sure to find out if the tile is included in the total price or how much extra it will be to upgrade. A REALTOR® can help you choose the options that you want and that add to your home’s value.

MYTH: I can do it myself. I don’t need assistance:


o FACT: Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.


(source: National Association of REALTORS)