The Barwald Group
Coldwell Banker Realty

Considering New Construction?

Always bring your new construction buyer's agent with you!!!

New construction in any market is very inviting and comforting as you’ll likely be surrounded by other like-minded new neighbors in your new home that’s been untouched by others. Everything is brand-new and you’ll have the chance to pick your colors, your appliance package and flooring along with any other upgrades your heart desires. Your agent will make sure you have these opportunities and not be pushed into getting things you don’t need or want.

One main thing to keep in mind when buying new construction is that the “builder’s agent”, while very helpful and knowledgeable about the homes and community, definitely works for the builder. Remember, when buying new construction, the builder is also the seller, and the agent representing the builder is considered the builder's agent. That builder’s agent is responsible for getting the builder the highest possible price for their homes.

You really need your own agent for representation and The Barwald Team’s agent is responsible to assure you get everything you’ve got coming to you and helping you think through the items you may not want or need to pay for. At the bottom line it’s a smart move to have your own agent by your side ready to negotiate all items and assure your interests are always taken into consideration and appropriately addressed.  With all that said, it’s clearly smart to bring your own agent to the table to ask all the right questions or just be there so the other agent knows you have a knowledgeable business partner with you to point out opportunities in your favor.

One main thing to be aware of is that many builders may refuse to compensate your agent unless you bring them with you and have them registered as your agent. Ask yourself the question as to “why would that practice be in place”. So be sure to bring your agent with you to every “first time” visit to any new construction site. Not only will that guarantee you’ll have your own agent representation but will also assure your agent “earns and receives their commission”.

So let’s begin with hooking you up with a “new construction buyer agent” from the “get go”. Our team agents will be dedicated to you and should be with you at every new construction visit. While any of our agents will do an outstanding job working with you on new construction, we recommend the following to keep our workloads in line with our customer needs.  

Shannon Mahaffee at (305) 433-1670 – Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Delray, Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach and other parts of Palm Beach County as needed.

Lynn & Bob Barwald – Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, The Acreage, Wellington, West Palm Beach and other parts of Palm Beach County as needed.

Not sure which agent to call or just want to chat about new construction, give our team leader, Bob Barwald a call at 561-512-3625 and he’ll put you with the best agent for your desired location. We always have our customer’s best interest in mind and work as a team to bring our customers an awesome real estate experience.