Purchasing New Construction
You Need a Buyers Agent to Look Out For Your Interests
Upgrades and Plan Modifications
New construction allows you to customize the home to your exact needs and wants.
An experienced buyer's agent can guide you into some of the best new home upgrades with the highest return on investment. Some improvements really make a difference, while others are throwing money away. It's important to know the cost of any and all upgrades and options that your are considering before hand.
Lot, Location and Neighborhood
Picking out the best lot, the right community in Grand Junction for your lifestyle, and the neighborhood features you want with the upgrades that are worthwhile. While you can choose to work with any real estate agent, having someone in your corner with experience selling new construction can be a huge asset. It is important to have a list of questions to ask the the builder before moving forward.
The builder's agent represents the builder, not you and is focused on the best interests of the builder. You need to have your own agent, someone who will be looking out for you. The builder will pay your agent's fee. Your agent is a professional that will represent you through the entire buying process. There are so many questions that can come up, you want a trusted advisor to get the answers.
Your Agent is a Professional That Will Represent You Through The Entire Buying Process
When you decide to step forward and buy new construction - a home you get to customize your way, it can seem so easy. Unfortunately, if you go blindly into your home purchase you will not be the first to discover that buying new construction is not as simple as you had imagined. There are many things that can go wrong, and you can end up with a property that is not nearly as perfect as you expected. You are after all, building home that takes a while to construct. There are any number of things that can cause problems including, weather, labor shortage, as well as issues with materials. It doesn't come as a surprise to know how stressful buying and selling a house at the same time can be when your new home is not going to be completed on time!
The builder will want to sell the home for the highest price possible. But the builder is not just motivated by selling the home at asking price, the builder also wants to keep the price high because it helps the builder sell the next home for a similar price. However, because keeping the price at a certain point is so important, it means that the builder might be willing to give you other concessions in negotiations - such as offering upgrades. Keep in mind that every market is different. If the builder is selling all his homes at full price and not giving away any upgrades, don't expect your agent to be able to negotiate them. In Grand Junction, builders can't build the homes fast enough to keep up with buyer demand. Don't expect a builder to discount they don't need to.
With a buyer's agent, you get to step back and make the important decisions that will get you what you want - while your agent evaluates all the marketing, salesmanship and other confusing facts that will help you make the best choice.
My Skills & Expertise
I hold many real estate designations, and the most important to you in the purchase of a Grand Junction home are my "Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) and Residential Construction Certified (RCC). I have completed comprehensive training covering materials, methods, and terminology of residential construction.
When I started my real estate career in Denver, Colorado, I was employed by several top builders selling new residential homes and condominiums.
As a strong negotiator I understand the true value of all aspects of the transaction. Though you may make a verbal agreement with the builder, it really has no validity unless it is in writing. And, more importantly you have no legal recourse of action. This also follows through the construction phase process. If you make a change during the process, make sure to note it on the contract. Adding your initials makes it official. and holds both parties accountable.