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Top 7 Reasons to Use a Realtor When Buying a New Construction Home

Considering buying a new construction home? Use a Real Estate Agent to save you money!


New Construction homes are a great choice in today’s market. Who doesn’t love the feeling and smell of new. So clean. No one has lived there before you. The choice to customize the home with your specific taste and preferences.

Now that you are considering the purchase of a home with new construction, how about considering a real estate agent to help to you buy the home? Many home buyers wonder why should I use a real estate agent for a new construction home, when I can go by myself to the sales center?  Below you will find some benefits you may not have considered…

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Here are 7 Reasons To Use a Real Estate Agent when buying a new construction home:


  1. It’s FREE! Isn’t that reason enough? Real Estate Agents get paid directly from the Builder. You pay nothing. Nothing, I tell you. You may think they are adding the commission to your sales price, and you are paying it in the purchase price. This is incorrect! You are paying the same price either way. Commissions are from the builder’s pocket. In fact, you may be paying more without a real estate agent. Read the rest to see why this may be true…
  2. You will get the best price if you go with a real estate agent. Qualified real estate agents know how to negotiate for their customers. Sometimes a real estate agent can get you pre-pricing, or discounts before lots are released to the general public. Real estate agents may also be able to get you freebies such as the pool package you always wanted, or an upgraded lot.
  3. Your real estate agent is on your side, and is looking out for you. The on site sales agent may treat you great, but they represent the builder. They are there to promote the builder’s interests.
  4. Picking a lot is a daunting task. On site agents create hype, and sense of urgency to create increased value for the lots and homes. A professional real estate agent can guide you through picking the best lot for you, and not for the builder’s profits. Some lots are over $100,000+. Let your real estate agent help you with picking proper exposure, view, and location. Also, a real estate agent can educate you on resale value of the lot so you are not overpaying for your new home.
  5. Did you know upgrades can add 30% to your purchase price? Many upgrades are impulse purchases. A real estate agent can coach and guide you through the daunting process. A real estate agent knows what upgrades add value to a home and can save you thousands of dollars.
  6. Presale and new phase pricing are another reason to use a real estate agent. In order to meet demand or simply to create hype, prices usually rise in cycles. Phases of communities or inventory of homes are released for purchased. Usually, presale or first phases have lower prices. Real estate agents are the first to know about presales and new phases, and can save you thousands of dollars on your purchase.
  7. Real estate agents know their community and surrounding neighborhoods. A good real estate agent can help match your lifestyle to a new construction neighborhood. A beautiful entrance, does not mean a beautiful surrounding area.


There are many more than the seven reasons listed above to use a qualified real estate agent when purchasing your new home. A new home purchase is a big investment and expense. Call me today. My real estate company, and I, will help save you thousands of dollars and coach you through your new home journey.

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About the Author Damara

Damara Cohn is the Founder, Owner and Broker of Mangrove Realty, Inc. Mrs. Cohn is originally from Queens, New York. She relocated with her family during her school years to Boca Raton, FL. Damara Cohn is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, and is a Florida Resident and Palm Beach County Resident for the past twenty-five years. Mrs. Cohn has been a real estate professional for over fifteen years in South East Florida. Her experience includes residential real estate sales and rentals, commercial real estate sales and leasing, foreclosure sales, lender representation, agent training, short sales, and investor consulting. She has won numerous sales and marketing awards, including the prestigious Technology Award and Realty Alliance National Sales Award. Damara Cohn is also a Certified Short Sale Agent who has helped many homeowners in their hardest of times. Mrs. Cohn has also been the official Realtor, and Mangrove Realty, Inc., the official brokerage to the City of Delray Beach and Delray Beach CRA. She still actively helps the these agencies along with the Delray Beach Land Trust and Delray Beach Housing Authority, acquire and sell properties for their numerous programs. Additionally, she is a long standing member of the Florida Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Palm Beach Board of Realtors, and Beaches MLS. Delray Beach is home to Damara Cohn for the past eleven years, and her real estate brokerage, Mangrove Realty, Inc., for the past six years. Mrs. Cohn and her family are active in the Delray Beach Community. Her children attend a Delray Beach public school where she is active in the PTA and school sponsorship. Mrs. Cohn main goal has always been to help people achieve their dreams, and she continues to do this with a passion every single day. 561-637-4559