You have weighed all the options and decided a new construction home is right for you. Congratulations!
Now you want to find the perfect builder for your dream home. It’s a great undertaking – and a great reward – to walk into you own brand new house and make it home. The process to get from meeting builders to that moment can be stressful which is why we recommend working with a real estate agent.
The good news is that you don’t have to deal with negotiating with a seller like you might with a previously owned home. At BeeryRealty we think buying a new construction home shouldn't be scary, it should be fun! We can show you how!
Research Builders. You’ve decided to build a home from the ground up, it’s essential to learn about the builders before selecting one. Working with a real estate agent who is familiar with new construction, you can identify reliable builders in the area and select one that best meets your needs.
Real Estate Agent. Bring a real estate agent with you to your initial visit at the builder’s location. If you don’t, you risk not being able to have an agent with you for the home building and buying process. That may seem not very important, but think about it, do you want the builder's agent to represent your interest, or do you want someone on your side? I know I would want someone on my side concerned for what is best for me. Someone who I can tell them what is important to me and they will do what they can to make it happen.
Negotiating. There’s a fair amount of negotiating that happens when you’re working with a builder. An experienced real estate agent, like Beery Realty, can help you negotiate a fair price for the base home plus upgrades. I recommend selecting the essentials for your home first, then upgrades. You will have a better understanding of costs and your budget. Remember, you still have to furnish and add personal touches to the home after it’s built so you don’t want to spend all of your house savings on the build.
Get it in writing. Once you’ve negotiated a contract with a builder, get the agreement in writing. There’s way too much risk to build a home from a handshake deal or a promise to send a contract later. If the builder won’t put your deal in writing, walk away. There’s a better builder out there for you.
If you’re ready to start the process of building your own home, contact me if you have questions or start the process, so you know you are doing the right steps to ensure a happy home in the future. 480-570-1912 direct