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Purchasing a New Construction Home

Navigating your way through the maze of house hunting can be a dreadful task, especially in today’s rather scarce housing market. However, there shines a silver lining – a surge in the construction of new homes, offering a larger selection than ever before to prospective homeowners. If you’re ready to expand your options, you might want to explore if a brand-new house is just what you’re looking for.

Bear in mind, though, that purchasing a house from a builder is quite different from buying from a homeowner. While builders do offer on-site agents, recommends having an agent for optimal representation throughout your home-buying journey:

“The in-house agent at a new construction office represents the builder. Hence, as a homebuyer, it’s a sensible decision to have your own agent who can help you negotiate and safeguard your interests in the transaction.”

Here’s why having your own agent is a game-changer when you’re planning to build or buy a freshly constructed home.

Local Knowledge

A vital element to think about before securing a home is the potential future development of the neighborhood & surrounding area. As a seasoned agent on all new developments and resale homes, I can assist in the decision-making process, making it seamless. I can review the builder’s site plan to ensure you are informed about any plans such as the construction of a major road or a drainage system close to your prospective home.  You should always do your own third party inspection as there are things that come up even on brand new homes. I have reputable contacts to share.

Construction & Builder Reputation

Agents possess a deep understanding of the quality of construction & the reputation of various builders. I can provide invaluable insights into the builder’s history, customer satisfaction levels, and construction methods. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision and opt for a renowned builder. Some builders offer more energy-efficient options like roof barriers and solar that I can tell you about.

Customization & Upgrades

The beauty of opting for a new home lies in the ability to customize it to your preference. I can walk you through this process, offering advice on upgrades that would add long-term value. Our expertise ensures your budget is invested in areas that fetch the highest return on investment in the future. After all, this is the biggest investment of your life! We want to make sure it’s the best one, as well.

Builder Negotiations & Contracts

Having a seasoned negotiator by your side can be a game-changer when dealing with builders. Builder contracts can be intricate and I can help you comprehend the terms & conditions, ensuring a clear understanding of the contract. Plus, my negotiation skills and builder relationships can help you secure better deals, upgrades, or incentives and save money. notes:

“A proficient buyer’s agent can scrutinize contracts before you sign, ensuring you’re not inadvertently agreeing to terms that disproportionately favor the builder.”

Whether you’re interested in buying or constructing a new home, the presence of a trusted agent can make a significant difference. If would like more information, contact me, and let’s get the conversation started.

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