Richardson Housing Group

“Who’s Who” for Your New Home Purchase

There are so many people involved when you buy a new home – brokers, agents, attorneys, and more – it can be quite confusing! Here’s a quick primer on the main players who will be involved in your new home purchase.

Real Estate Agent

The most familiar person to you might be the real estate agent. A real estate agent can help you sell your existing home, if you have one, and represent your interests when purchasing a new home. When you are deciding on an agent, be sure to choose one who understand your needs, and knows the ins-and-outs of the area where you are searching.

Real Estate Broker

A real estate broker is similar to a real estate agent, but with additional education and credentials that allow them to work independently and supervise other agents. A real estate broker may or may not work directly with clients. If you work with a combination agent and broker, you have the benefit of working with a seasoned real estate expert, with the added bonus of avoiding additional attorney fees.

Real Estate Attorney

The real estate attorney is an essential player in the purchase of your new home. Many issues can emerge in land sales, including easements, title disputes, easements, zoning and so forth. Your real estate attorney will review your purchase agreement to look for any red flags; investigate the property ownership’s background; and work with you, the buyer, to make sure you fully understand the terms of the mortgage. If a major problem is discovered along the way, your attorney may advise you not to close on the home until the issue is resolved.

If you are ready to purchase a new home, Richardson Housing Group (RHG) is ready to help! RHG builds new homes in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Choose from eight fabulous communities in Gwinnett and Jackson Counties. For more information, visit us online at To keep up-to-date on the latest news and offerings by RHG Homes, check us out on Facebook at