Five reasons you should work with a Realtor when buying new construction
1. We work for you.
The model attendant, while a nice person who offers you a cold bottle of water on a warm afternoon, works for the builder, not you. They are negotiating on the builder’s behalf and, if there is a problem, is likely to side with the builder. If you’re working with us, we will always advocate for your best interest. With our background in new construction sales, we know the ins and outs and will use our experience and insight to give you an advantage you wouldn’t otherwise have if you don’t have your own representation.
Example taken directly from a builder’s contract:
“THE SALES PERSON (SALES ASSOCIATE) LICENSED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA SIGNING THIS PURCHASE AGREEMENT BELOW REPRESENTS SELLER EXCLUSIVELY IN CONNECTION TO THIS TRANSACTION AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR PURPORT TO REPRESENT BUYER.”
2. Unbiased advice.
We know where the best deals are, who has the best reputation, and where you’re most likely to find what you’re looking for. We don’t work for a builder, so you can be confident that you’re getting the best unbiased advice possible. We pride ourselves in being well-versed in what the local builders are offering, where it is being sold, and who is the best value; it can change from day to day depending on who is carrying inventory that needs to be sold.
3. Improved negotiations.
The builders know us and our reputation for negotiating on our clients behalf. They’ve seen us before and they know that, if they take good care of you, we’ll be back again with another client. Additionally, they know that we keep close track of the market and will know right away if you’re not getting the best price and/or incentives possible.
We track who is carrying too much inventory, where builders are in their financial calendars, and who needs to make a deal to get an inventory home off their books. Not only will we take the negotiating off of your shoulders, we have more leverage to help you get a great deal!
4. More leverage.
The builders know us and our reputation. They know we are strong advocates for our clients. We know the good deal we got for our last clients and we’ll push for something equal or better for you! Moreover, the builders also know that if you’re treated well, we’ll be back soon with more clients and that it’s in their best interest to give you the best price possible.
5. It doesn’t cost more to work with a Realtor.
There is no charge to work with us. The builder pays our commission. All new construction homes are priced to include a Realtor’s participation. Did you know that the majority of new homes are sold with a Realtor involved? Builders know that we’re a good source for business, so they are happy to pay the commission for services when we represent new home buyers.
“Andy did an amazing job marketing and selling our home! From the top notch photos and videography, to the marketing, to his knowledge of the local market, Andy impressed us every step of the way. He is an excellent communicator and was very thorough when answering all of our questions. Would definitely work with him again!”
“Andy was extremely professional and very knowledgeable regarding the local real estate market. Based on his advise, my mother was able to sell her home for 10% above our asking price. Andy provided excellent communication throughout the process. I would highly recommend Andy to anyone interested in buying or selling property in the area.”
Steve Rone, Zillow
“Andy and Abby were phenomenal to work with. They were extremely patient with our home search. They were there whenever we needed them over the two years it took us to find the perfect home. Always available, never pushy, and always looking out for our best interest. They were the best agents we’ve ever worked with. We couldn’t have asked for more. We highly recommend them without hesitation.”
Reg Matthew, Zillow
“Andy and Abby Barclay are AMAZING! As first time home buyers, my wife and I had a lot of questions and were looking to find the right realtor team to help us find our home. Not only did they answer all our questions, but went above and beyond to gather more information for us to better help the decision making and negotiating process. They are professional, friendly and were extremely timely to all the needed paperwork and response deadlines. We love Andy and Abby and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.”
“We just bought a new home with the help of Andy Barclay. We couldn’t have had a better realtor, his knowledge with the whole process of buying and helping us thru this stressful period was fantastic. Great professionalism and getting back to our texts/calls was always prompt.”
“Professional, always helpful, responsive, and delightful to work with. Andy was guiding us every step of the way, providing great resources, and solutions to temporary setbacks in the buying process. The whole process was smooth, easy, and quick.”
“Andy is the Ultimate professional, goes above and beyond and is quick to respond to any question at any time. When buying or selling a home can be a hassle, Andy’s knowledge and expertise make it as stress-free as possible. I wouldn’t trust my real estate to anyone else and will use again when needed without any hesitation.”
“Andy is the best! Since we hadn’t been through the process of buying a home for 37 years, Andy was very patient and extremely helpful and walked us through. We would recommend Andy, or Abby, to anyone that needs a great realtor.”
“Andy (and Abby) were phenomenal to work with. This team was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. They understand the market, their clientele, answered any questions we had, gave helpful suggestions and did such a professional job marketing our property. This team is the REAL deal and I’d be thrilled to work with them again.”
“Abby and Andy worked very diligently to complete a complex transaction. They were professional, knowledgeable, and eager to help. I can’t say enough great things about them!”
“If you’re looking for the best realtors out there, I highly recommend Andy and Abby Barclay. We’ve bought and sold several houses with them, and they are nothing short of spectacular! This husband/wife team is everything you would expect a realtor to be and more…super responsive, honest, extremely knowledgeable, and willing to go that extra mile for their clients. As long as they sell real estate, we will use them as our realtors!”
John Wilkas, Zillow
“Andy helped our family buy 2 homes 2 separate times and sold our most recent house. Andy is so professional and patient. He is always quick to respond to any question or concern we had. Our house went under contract in less than 24 hours. We knew Andy had quite a few other clients but he always made us feel like we were his only clients. He is honest and was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him as a realtor to anyone searching to buy or sell their home.”
“Andy and Abby were very helpful with my home search and ultimate closing. I had a very short timeline from going under contract to closing and Andy was great in making sure all deadlines were met. They were great to work with. Very positive attitude and responded quickly to any questions I had.”
“From the start of my search through closing, they listened to my needs and I could trust this team! Very thorough and always on top of deadlines. They advised me every step of the way.”
“Andy and his wife, Abby, worked with us for nine months to find the perfect property. They were completely responsive to our needs and questions. In addition, because of our time constraints and distance, Andy did several video showings for us. We have purchased homes before, and never had a realtor do that for us. We highly recommend Andy and Abby Barclay of REMAX.”
“Andy and Abby have helped me on three different deals. True professionals with a personal touch. They listen to your wants and needs. Quick response and outstanding local knowledge help this team provide many options. Two purchases and one sale. They “GET IT”.”
fourpeaks az, Zillow
“Andy was very patient with us and always readily available. He took his time helping us find and secure our perfect house. I would definitely recommend him and should the need arise, use him again.”
“Andy was very pleasant to deal with, prompt to respond to any inquiries we have had, extremely diligent in his research of properties for us and with a great eye for good properties. Andy is extremely professional, always available, and very knowledgeable and personable. We highly recommend Andy Barclay. Andy made purchasing a home, a very easy process for us.”
“The Barclays were extremely professional in helping us find our first home. They assisted us throughout the process by always answering our questions, responding promptly to any listings and showings we inquired about. I can’t say enough how amazing an experience we had and I would highly recommend the Barclays as your realtor.”
“Andy and Abby are fantastic professionals who are on top of every detail throughout the process. We would highly recommend them to anyone in the area looking to purchase or sell a home. They made the process as painless as it could be while thoroughly addressing any concerns that came up. You can’t go wrong!”
zack monninger, Zillow
“Andy was very knowledgeable, patient, and professional. He was with us through the entire process and always prompt with answers to any questions we had. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.”
“Andy helped find the perfect house for us. It was awesome. Andy’s knowledge of the area, the home builders and neighborhoods was priceless in helping us decide where and what home. Could not have done it without him. Thank You Andy.”
Can I Save You Money?
We will happily meet or beat relocation company incentives, various lender incentives for working with their “preferred Realtor”, or other programs that offer to put you in touch with a Realtor that is more than likely compensating them for the introduction. We love helping families find the right home and we would love to have the opportunity to earn your business.