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Why you should use a real estate agent when purchasing a new home.

The question is, Do you really need a real estate agent when you're buying a new home?  The answer, an emphatic yes!!!!

Last year my husband and I decided we wanted to purchase a new home.  I knew it would be an easy task.  I would just drive into that community I pass all the time, pick out what I want and they would start building.

Of course, life is not that simple.  Turns out I didn't like any of the available floor plans in my price range.  I was left trying to figure out where to go next.  A little research turned up dozens of new home communities in Upper Marlboro, MD.  Hours of research and weeks of driving around I finally had it narrowed down to one community.  Still from there I had 7 builders to choose from and countless floor plans. 

As I was sitting in my living room with floor plans strewn about I couldn't help but think how much time all my research would save a prospective client.  I now know which builders are offering what incentives, which floor plans have first floor masters, two story family rooms, etc, which communities have pools, golf course, etc.

A real estate agent knowledgeable in the area would have saved me lots of time and energy.  They would have known quickly which communities were above and below my budget.  Most of all, they would have done all the research for me.

In addition, a real estate agent can help you with the price negotiations - yes you can negotiate with builders and help you to find deals on quick-delivery homes that may be available.

Based on how much time it took me to become familar with the new home communities in Upper Marlboro, MD I would say that finding a real estate agent to help you with your new home purchase is well worth your time.

If you are interested in purchasing a new home in Upper Marlboro, MD give me a call and let me put all my new found knowledge and research to work for you.

If you or someone you know would like information about buying, selling, or renting a home in Prince George's, Montgomery,  Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel, Howard, and/or Baltimore Counties please contact Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh of Century 21 New Millennium.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • June 09 2008 08:44PM


Hi Stacey, Very nicely written.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) over 10 years ago

As a new homes agent I like it when I don't have an agent on the other side.  Most of them figure they can write the contract and show up for closing, forgetting what all happens in the middle.

Posted by Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads (Resh Realty Group) over 10 years ago


My specialty is marketing new homes for builders (as their Realtor) and I welcome Realtor representation as do all of my builders.  Co-operation and communication is the key to success in our business. 

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Lakeland Florida (DR Horton ) over 10 years ago


Realtors are excellence resorce for both builders and buyers

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 10 years ago

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