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Do You Need a Real Estate Agent to Build a House?

Did you purchase the perfect piece of property to build your dream home on? Or, have you found a model house that you plan on having built in a new development? Whatever the case may be, if you’re planning on building a new house, there are a lot of factors that you need to consider. Are you a first-time home builder? If so, you might be wondering if you need a real estate agent to build a house. Graves Development Resources has you covered.

Do You Need a Real Estate Agent to Build a House?

Of all the different factors and plans you need to consider, deciding whether or not you should work with a real estate agent should be on the top of the list. Most homebuyers work with a real estate agent when they’re planning on purchasing a house that is already built. However, do you need to work with one if you’re building a house from the ground up? In short, the answer is: yes.

Why Hire a Real Estate Agent When You’re Building a New House?

Why should you work with a realtor when you’re building a new construction? You might be thinking that you can forego the real estate agent and the fees that are associated with their services because you’re going to be working with an architect and builder directly. It is true that you don’t have to hire a real estate agent. However, working with one will take a lot of the stress off of your shoulders.

If you intend on having an architect design your one-of-a-kind house, having the guidance and support of a real estate agent is certainly highly recommended. A real estate agent can also be a big help when hiring a builder to bring that creation to life. Why? Well, because real estate agents know the ins and outs of the house buying game. If you’re building on your own piece of property, you might want to work with an agent to help you find a piece of land. If you’re planning on building in development, an agent will be able to help you through the process of finding a plot, choosing a model, and selecting all of the finishes.

Support & Guidance

Having the support and guidance of a real estate agent is highly recommended. Real estate can be a very tricky business. There are many factors that need to be considered, pieces of paperwork that have to be completed and submitted, and legalities that surround purchasing a house – including new construction. A licensed and experienced real estate agent will be able to help guide you through the process. They will also make the process go a whole lot smoother and will ensure that everything is attended to. In essence, a real estate agent makes sure that all of your “t’s” are crossed and your “I’s” are dotted.

Yes, the idea of saving money might be tempting (building a new house is an expensive proposition). The services of a great real estate agent will be well worth the investment. An agent will go above and beyond to ensure that everything is attended to. Not to mention, your agent will represent you in the event that any issues arise. After all, it pays to have someone who has real estate experience.

Additional Reading: How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent for You

Graves Development Resources | Land Developer in Omaha, Nebraska

Graves Development Resources (GDR) has been designing and building the market’s finest neighborhoods since 2000, with over 5,000 homesites and important commercial development projects throughout Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

Our pages showcase current neighborhoods where new home buyers may select from hundreds of home sites. We are definitely “phone friendly” and welcome the opportunity to provide you all the information you need before making one of the most important decisions of your family’s future. Contact us with any questions.

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