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Old 06-02-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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My husband and I have been looking for a new home for about 4 months now. We had a buyers agent, but recently canceled that contract because we didn't feel they were really wanting to find what WE wanted. We wasted about 4 months looking at many homes that didn't even match what we had said we were wanting to buy.
We recently found a new construction site that will have homes ready by the end of the summer. I have heard mixed ideas about having a buyers agent with new construction. Right now we have a pretty sour taste in our mouth after using a buyers agent for the past 4 months, but we have heard that it would be wise to use a buyers agent in negotiating with new construction.
However, we are pretty hesitant in wanting to get in that process again.
Also who pays the Buyers Agent in new construction?
Is it easier to just negotiate on your own?

Any information will be helpful. I just need some honest answers because this whole thing seems so shady after what we just went through. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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My husband and I have been looking for a new home for about 4 months now. We had a buyers agent, but recently canceled that contract because we didn't feel they were really wanting to find what WE wanted. We wasted about 4 months looking at many homes that didn't even match what we had said we were wanting to buy.
We recently found a new construction site that will have homes ready by the end of the summer. I have heard mixed ideas about having a buyers agent with new construction. Right now we have a pretty sour taste in our mouth after using a buyers agent for the past 4 months, but we have heard that it would be wise to use a buyers agent in negotiating with new construction.
However, we are pretty hesitant in wanting to get in that process again.
Also who pays the Buyers Agent in new construction?
Is it easier to just negotiate on your own?

Any information will be helpful. I just need some honest answers because this whole thing seems so shady after what we just went through. Thanks!
We built a home several years ago. I cannot imagine having gone through that process without a buyer's agent.

The buyer's agent is paid from the commission of the sale, just as with a home purchase. Do NOT let the agents who work for the construction company tell you that they can represent you independently. IMO, they can't.

It sounds like you had a bad agent. Get a good one, but definitely get one. (If you are in the KC area, send me a DM for a recommendation. I really like our agent and highly recommend him.)
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