Are you considering new construction? If you think you can get a better deal without a Realtor, think again! Most builders pay Realtor commissions out of a separate fund and value Realtor involvement. Now that we've addressed that common misconception, let's continue.
So what do you lose when you go it alone? Essentially, you lose an expert in your corner who can help you ask the right questions and look out for your best interest.
When you look at new construction, a lot of it is about what you DO NOT or CANNOT see! So, what does that mean exactly? Here's a few things to consider.
First off, what do you know about the builder- how long have they been in business, are they a public or private company, what's their reputation, etc?
Next, what's the quality of construction? Pay attention to not only the cosmetic appeal, but what's behind the walls and the energy efficiency created.
Ceiling and wall insulation
Lastly, did you know that available new construction properties aren't always listed on the MLS? That means there's an opportunity to beat the competition in this crazy market!
So, before you visit new construction, give me a call and I'd be happy to join you!