We answer frequently asked questions or FAQ about buying a new home in Houston and in the surrounding communities of Greater Houston including Cypress, Katy, and College Station.
Yes! A real estate buyers agent or Realtor can help a buyer to purchase a new home from a builder. New home buyers can save money on their new home purchase by using a real estate buyers agent. Real estate buyers agents can assist the buyer in finding a new home, informing them of what homes are selling for in the neighborhood, and in negotiating with the builder to obtain the best possible price for the buyer. A buyers agent will be able to tell what builders are offering discounts and incentives. Houston Prime Realty will provide these services to a real estate buyer at no charge to the buyer. New home builders pay the agent’s commission.
The new home builder sales agent represents the builder and not the buyer. If you buy a new home without a real estate buyers agent or Realtor, you will be representing yourself. A Texas real estate buyers agent is required by law to represent the best interests of their client, the buyer. A new home builder sales agent must represent the best interests of their employer, the builder.
No. The new home builder can not force a buyer to use their preferred lender. A builder can offer the buyer an incentive to use their preferred lender. New home builders will typically offer to pay for the owner title policy and or a portion of the buyer’s closing costs if the buyer uses the builder’s preferred lender.