Even with all the homes up for sale, some people just have to have new construction. It’s clean, it’s new and nobody else has lived in it. Understandable, but a word to the wise - if you go for a newly constructed home, bring your Santa Cruz real estate agent.
Why? Isn’t there a site agent on hand to help you? Well, yes… and no. Here are a few good reasons why a personal agent, or buyer’s agent, is a good idea:
Conflict of Interests
While the builder has an agent on site, that agent is not working in your best interests. Consider, if the site agent got a better deal for you (which takes money out of the builder’s hands), would they still have a job? No. However, your own agent is there to make sure you get a good deal. End of story.