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Do I Need a Realtor To Buy A House?

When considering purchasing a new home, one of the initial questions that may come to mind is whether or not you need a real estate agent to facilitate the process. This guide aims to address common queries regarding the role of real estate agents in buying a new home, along with exploring the steps involved and potential cost savings associated with opting out of agent representation.


1. Do I need a real estate agent to buy a new home?

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The short answer is no, you do not need a real estate agent to buy a home. In the new construction space, it is an industry staple for each community to have an experienced, knowledgeable new home consultant who can walk you through every step of the homebuying process. In fact, if you had a realtor, this would be the person they would be communicating with, rather than a standard listing agent. A new home consultant can guide you through every aspect of the home buying or building journey, from financing to close.

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2. What are the steps to buying a new house without a realtor?


For a buyer, the steps to buying a new construction home without a realtor are nearly identical to the steps you would take with one. The reason for this is the new home consultant. As previously stated, these individuals can advise you through every step of the homebuying process, thus eliminating the need for a realtor altogether. Here’s a simplified idea of what the steps to buying a new home look like without a realtor:


- Step 1: Tour Homes

- Step 2: Make an Offer

- Step 3: Offer Accepted and Going Under Contract

- Step 4: Loan Application and Approval

- Step 5: New Home Orientation


If you feel like you need more information on these steps, we’ve already created a complete guide to buying a new construction home. These steps will be the same regardless of whether you choose to buy with a realtor or not. Click the link to read more.

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4. Should I buy a house without an agent?


The answer will vary based on your comfort level and experience in the real estate market. If you are comfortable with purchasing a home without one, you can absolutely lean on a new home consultant as a resource to help you purchase a home. 

In conclusion, buying a new home without a real estate agent is entirely feasible, thanks to the presence of knowledgeable new home consultants who can provide guidance throughout the process. While the decision ultimately depends on individual preferences and comfort levels, opting out of agent representation can lead to significant cost savings and a streamlined buying experience. Whether you choose to enlist the services of a realtor or rely on a new home consultant, the steps involved in purchasing a new home remain consistent, ensuring a smooth transition into homeownership.

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