New Constructions Homes & Real Estate 

If you’re thinking about buying a new construction home but are unsure whether you should use a real estate agent or not, this article is for you! Not only are there many benefits to using a real estate agent when buying a new home, but a licensed real estate agent or Realtor® can save you time, money and help you avoid major mistakes you’d later come to regret. On the flip side, it’s honestly hard to come up with any disadvantages or drawbacks to buying a new home using a real estate agent. Let’s dive right in and explore the reasons to use a real estate agent when buying a new construction home in South Alabama!

Important Note: In order to work with a real estate agent to buy a new construction home, your agent must be with you on your first visit to the new build community or model home. The builder will register you with your agent. If you visit the builder first without your agent, we will not be able to help you.


Reasons to Use a Realtor® or Real Estate Agent to Buy a New Home 

The Builder’s Sales Agent Work for Them, Not You

The first thing you should know about buying a new home from a builder is that their sales agents don’t represent you, they represent the builder. In other words, their agent is not looking out for your best interests. However, when you sign a buyer representation agreement with a regular real estate agent, they are agreeing to represent you and look out for your interests. A builder’s representative does not have this same obligation; therefore, they are looking out for the builder’s best interests, not yours. 

It Costs You Nothing 

That’s right, working with a real estate agent to buy a new construction home costs you nothing! In a real estate transaction, the seller pays the commission. How this works is that when a builder constructs a new home, they usually offer a commission to whoever brings the buyer. So, if your agent brings you to the new home you want to buy, you don’t pay anything to your agent for all their work and representation. The builder pays your agent’s commission.

Using a Real Estate Agent When Buying a New Construction Home

Your Agent Can Negotiate for You

Trying to negotiate on your own can be an emotional process that leaves you exhausted and frustrated. Tapping into your agent’s years of experience and expertise in negotiating contracts is another huge reason to use a Realtor® or real estate agent when buying a new home. This includes negotiating extra upgrades and design options, which can make a huge difference in your satisfaction with the home. Good new construction real estate agents make a living by getting their clients the best deal possible.

Contracts and Contingencies

Another reason to use a real estate agent when you buy a new home is to have someone to help you understand and navigate the complexities of real estate contracts and contingencies. The time and expertise required to understand a contract can be significant. Worse yet, is not understanding or being comfortable with what you see in the contract. While most builders are good and ethical people, it’s always a good idea to have someone who knows just as much as they do when looking at contracts. A good real estate agent will know what to look for and demand before you sign a contract or agree on any contingencies.

Save Time and Money

Buying a new home can be very time consuming and expensive. Going at it alone means you’re the one who will have to read through all the paperwork, negotiate with the builder and be the one who must stay on top of everything and keep costs down. Why do everything on your own when a real estate agent can help handle the load for you? Using a real estate agent to buy a new home gives you access to a professional working hard on your behalf at no cost to you.  

Get Help with Housing Upgrades and Options

One of the biggest decisions people have to make when building a new home are what upgrades and extras they will have the builder add. This step can get expensive, especially if you don’t know what you should have the builder do and what you could have done after you move in. A good new construction real estate agent can help you decide on the best upgrades and explain the pros and cons of each.

Tap Into Years of Knowledge and Experience

Buying a new home isn’t something you do very often. For most people, they may buy only one new home in their lifetime! But a real estate agent may help buyers with new construction properties on a monthly or even daily basis! Think of all the things they know about the process and what it takes to get a fair deal that you don’t know. And remember, it costs you nothing to utilize a real estate agent’s years of experience and knowledge! 

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Financing Options

Many builders have preferred lenders they want you to get financing through. This may cause you to feel pressure to take what they’re offering, even if it’s not the best deal available. A good real estate agent can help you shop around for the best deal possible on your mortgage. This alone can save you thousands of dollars! 

Home Inspection

It’s not wise to forego a home inspection on a new build home, as they can have defects just like a resale property. But if you’re not working with a real estate agent, how would you know that canceling the home inspection is one of the biggest mistakes you can make? The wise counsel of your Realtor® during home inspection time and new home orientation can save you tons of headaches and hassles. 

New Construction December 2, 2022
126
Listed
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Avg. DOM
$153.89
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$337,602
Med. List Price
126 Properties
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$247,500
Neighborhood: Poplar Grove
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,708
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
197
Days on Site
186649
MLS
*INTERIOR PHOTOS ARE OF A RECENTLY COMPLETED CIECIERSKI NEW BUILD FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES! CALL SOON TO CHOOSE YOUR COLORS & FINISHES IF YOU PREFER! QUALITY BUILT, HANDS-ON, LOCAL BUILDERS -WITH OVER...
$234,500
Neighborhood: Poplar Grove
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,608
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
175
Days on Site
186893
MLS
INTERIOR PICTURES ARE EXAMPLE PHOTOS ARE OF ANOTHER RECENTLY COMPLETED CIECIERSKI NEW BUILD! CALL SOON TO CHOOSE YOUR COLORS & FINISHES IF YOU PREFER! QUALITY BUILT, HANDS-ON, LOCAL BUILDERS -WITH...
$289,999
Neighborhood: Hidden Lake East
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,003
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
106
Days on Site
187798
MLS
The Thrive "Ellsworth" floor plan is a handicap accessible design that combines elegance and convenience. It includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Through the foyer is an open great room and dining...
$364,900
Neighborhood: Vieux Carre
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,200
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
188720
MLS
Wonderful 3-month-old new Home!! Many upgrades! Quartz Countertops, Custom Door and window Trim, Large Crown Mouldings, Well-appointed Kitchen with walk-in pantry and large Island, upgraded...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,548
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
75
Days on Site
188097
MLS
Hard to find new build move-in ready and on a half acre lot. No HOA, no restrictions! Located in an area of new homes. LVP waterproof flooring throughout. Trey ceiling in great room, crown molding in...
$339,500
Neighborhood: Legacy Farms
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,041
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
50
Days on Site
188332
MLS
Still a few things to pick out to make this your custom home, but the Cabinets have been ordered and they are White. Living areas and primary bedroom adorn luxury vinyl blank flooring, with tile in...
$249,900
Neighborhood: Cottonwood
3
Beds
4
Baths
1,700
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
37
Days on Site
188430
MLS
New Construction ! Ready Now !! County Setting with nice large Trees !! Open Split Bedroom Plan !! Large Master Suite with Separate Custom Tile shower and soaking Tub !! Kitchen with Granite...
$342,500
Neighborhood: Rural
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,415
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
10
Days on Site
188192
MLS
Check out this new construction home located in the Rehobeth school zone! Features include luxury vinyl plank in the common areas, guest baths, laundry room, and master bedroom, tile in the master...
$285,900
Neighborhood: Reflections On The Water
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,820
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
10
Days on Site
188662
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION IN REFLECTIONS ON THE WATER, A GATED COMMUNITY. Double garage, granite counter tops, kitchen island, walk in pantry. Open concept, split floor plan, SS Appliances, rear covered...
$397,600
Neighborhood: Willow Point
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,400
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
15
Days on Site
188636
MLS
Another New Construction will start soon! This home can be your new Custom Dream Home! At this time you can move walls, Enlarge rooms and just go for the spaces you want. Colors, flooring, brick...
$430,000
Neighborhood: Legacy Farms
5
Beds
4
Baths
2,684
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
50
Days on Site
188334
MLS
This home is complete and ready for you! Builder has made the most popular design selections and completely customized this home. Primary bedroom with bathroom downstairs. Kitchen has a gracious...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,800
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
43
Days on Site
187138
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION 1800 sq ft Barndominium on 22+ acres in Slocomb. Covered porch, wood burning fireplace, granite countertops, stained concrete floors, and a stockred pond. Master bathroom has...
4
Beds
2
Baths
0.76
Acres
2022
Year Built
14
Days on Site
185073
MLS
Home to be built to choice of the buyer. Contact agent and pick your plan. Construction will start after plans are approved.
$439,900
Neighborhood: Highlands South
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,788
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
71
Days on Site
188147
MLS
Rare new construction home in the Village section of Highlands South subdivision in west Dothan! This beautiful home features four bedrooms (three on the main floor), three bathrooms, very spacious...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,501
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
46
Days on Site
188354
MLS
3bed/2ba New construction home for sale Geneva AL. Open floor plan w/ living room, dining room and kitchen flowing together. Split floorplan on bedrooms w/ master suite in back and extra...
2
Beds
2
Baths
937
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
15
Days on Site
188635
MLS
Cute 2bed/2ba Home for sale in Hartford Alabama. New construction home! 937sqft. Luxury vinuyl plank flooring in living area, kitchen and bath - carpet in bedrooms. Ceiling fans in bedrooms and...
$209,900
Neighborhood: The Cottages At Malvern
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,334
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
15
Days on Site
188640
MLS
Check out these new construction cottage style homes in Malvern! These are a perfect fit for you if you are looking for a rural feel while also being close to town. These adorable 3BR/2BA home...
$209,900
Neighborhood: The Cottages At Malvern
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,334
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
15
Days on Site
188641
MLS
Check out these new construction cottage style homes in Malvern! These are a perfect fit for you if you are looking for a rural feel while also being close to town. These adorable 3BR/2BA home...
$209,900
Neighborhood: The Cottages At Malvern
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,334
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
15
Days on Site
188643
MLS
Check out these new construction cottage style homes in Malvern! These are a perfect fit for you if you are looking for a rural feel while also being close to town. These adorable 3BR/2BA home...
$329,999
Neighborhood: Park Ridge
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,075
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
127
Days on Site
187479
MLS
The “Newport” is a Traditional-style house that is sure to please. This 4 bedroom 2 bath plan begins with the refined foyer entry way that joins to the formal dining room rich with hardwood...
$349,595
Neighborhood: Park Ridge
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,191
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
25
Days on Site
188542
MLS
The “Lenox” is a one story open floorplan with ample possibilities. This 4 bedroom 2 bath plan begins with a refined foyer entry way, which opens into a roomy living area with a vaulted...
$211,500
Neighborhood: Poplar Grove
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,460
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
93
Days on Site
187932
MLS
CALL SOON TO CHOOSE YOUR COLORS & FINISHES IF YOU PREFER! QUALITY BUILT, HANDS-ON, LOCAL BUILDERS -WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA! ALL GRANITE COUNTERS, ENERGY EFFICIENT GAS STOVE &...
$259,900
Neighborhood: Kings Crossing 2Nd Addition
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,870
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
17
Days on Site
185762
MLS
You don't want to miss this stunning NEW CONSTRUCTION CRAFTSMAN HOME. Fall in love with all the thoughtful details throughout this 3BR 2BA open floorplan. Relax in the LARGE FAMILY ROOM with TREY...
$299,000
Neighborhood: Valley Stream Garden
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,953
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
149
Days on Site
186362
MLS
Split floor plan for privacy. Living room opens to kitchen/dining area. Living room and main bedroom have tray ceilings. Living room has electric fireplace great for ambience in the summer or warmth...