Are you ready to purchase a home and considering new construction? It seems like an easy process where you can customize the features and finishes to get your dream home, but there is risk involved when it comes to new construction if you go in blindly. It’s smart to have a Realtor represent you during the purchase to look out for your best interests, and best of all it doesn’t cost you anything.
The agent at the model center represents the builder, not you It seems easy enough to pop into a model home and have the agent on site write up a contract for you, but remember they are there to represent the builder and the builders best interests. Your Realtor represents you.
Selecting the right lot in the right neighborhood In the excitement of the buying process sometimes we tend to overlook important features like lot placement and view. Your Realtor will help you find the right neighborhood for your lifestyle and the lot location that works best for you. Selecting the wrong lot can cost you money in the future when you sell.
Upgrades and plan modifications Your Realtor should help you select the upgrades and modifications that will best suit your lifestyle and help your future resale value.
Negotiations Your agent will negotiate the terms of the contract on your behalf. They will work to get the maximum amount builder incentives and builder paid closing costs for you. They will run market analysis on the home to ensure you are not overpaying.
Handling contracts and paperwork Your Realtor knows contracts and will make sure there are no errors in yours and no unforeseen penalties that could occur.
If you have questions about a new construction home in the Tampa Bay area please reach out to me, I’d be happy to help.
Kelly Harden, Realtor
Mihara & Associates, Inc.