Back in 2013, we wrote a blog post titled “Should I Use the On-site Agent When Buying Wilmington New Construction?” In it, we laid out all the reasons why you should use an agent when buying new construction. That was 8 years ago and it matters even more now than it did then.
Right now, there is a nationwide inventory shortage. That means there are not enough resale homes to meet buyer demands. As a result, builders are being called on to make up the difference. In reality, we still need more resale properties. There are not enough new builds to resolve the inventory problem, but new construction homes are definitely in demand and builders are benefiting.
As expected, builders are trying to accommodate as many buyers as possible. To do this, they’re pushing their crews to their limits. This is leading to mistakes and instances of poor craftsmanship. Not all newly built homes have issues, but we are seeing an increase, and we have, in the past year, unfortunately, have had to request problems be rectified on builds we were involved with.
As we mentioned in the post linked above, there are a lot of great onsite agents, but they represent the builder, not you. When problems arise, it’s their job to protect the builder’s interests. So, who will go to bat for you?
It’s important to have your own real estate agent (and a great brokerage) behind you, even when purchasing new construction. If you’d like to discuss our role in buying a new home in Wilmington, give us a call at (910) 202-2546.
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