Do You Need a Real Estate Agent When Buying New Construction?

There are a lot of new neighborhoods and homes being built in the Birmingham area and new construction is a huge opportunity for most buyers right now! This is fantastic news for buyers, but you may be wondering, do you need a real estate agent when buying new construction?

You may think that in order to buy new construction all you need to do is find a home and work with the builders on buying the home. However, the builders are represented by a builder’s agent, and as a buyer, you need someone to trust that will make sure your best interests are being met. So when you buy new construction, do you need a real estate agent? Let’s talk about why you need a realtor when buying new construction in this post. 

Real Estate Agent for New Construction

New construction subdivisions and homes are exciting! However, there are a lot of things to take into consideration when buying new construction. From choosing details for your home, to waiting until it’s finished to move in versus moving in after closing, there are a lot of differences from buying a ready to go home to ones that are being built. 

As a buyer, the biggest thing you want to make sure of is that you are being represented when buying new construction. From any issues you find, as small as paint to as large as installation, you want to make sure you have someone working for you to make sure things get taken care of before the home is finished. 

Having a real estate agent on your side when you buy new construction can also help you negotiate add-ons, help with the home inspection before you close, and real estate agents can also give you recommendations for mortgage lenders to help you choose the best way to finance your new home. 

If you’re looking for someone to protect you when you’re buying new construction, let me be your guide! I have plenty of experience representing buyers who are purchasing new construction. So do you need a realtor when buying new construction? Yes, you need someone by your side who will watch out for you during this process. 

Contact me today to learn more about why you need a realtor when buying new construction. Here is another resource for you to learn more about what to know when buying new construction: Things to Know About Buying New Construction! 

More Common Questions about Buying A Home

As you probably already know there is a lot to the homebuying process. If you have more questions about buying or building a house, don’t worry! We have a list of common questions that homebuyers have HERE

If you don’t see your question on this list, then please reach out! I would love to answer all of your buying questions. 

Want more information? Download my Homebuyers Guide: Homebuyers Guide

If you’re a first time home buyer, download this Buyers Guide: First Time Homebuyers Guide 

Have Questions About Buying a Home in Birmingham, AL?

If you are interested in buying new construction in the Birmingham, Alabama area, then you may have more questions about the process! Contact me and let me help you with your buying needs in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area. 

If you’re new to the Birmingham area or looking to relocate to Birmingham, Alabama, please feel reach out to Dianna Howell with The Howell Group: 205-568-5435 or For information on Pelham, Alabama or Birmingham in general, contact real estate agent Dianna Howell, a top buyers agent in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Visit our website for more information on the Birmingham area: 

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I have plenty of resources and information to provide including my expert help. Call me today and let’s get started on the search for your new home. 


Dianna Howell

The Howell Group of Keller Williams in the Birmingham Alabama area

Top Birmingham Real Estate Agent