Cherish the New Home Experience
Nothing compares to working with a builder and creating your own new home. All your dreams of home ownership will be recognized. All your personal preferences, personality and fashion sense come to life. All the qualities you value become yours.
Choosing a Location
Location means a lot when building a new home. The wrong location is a common regret among homeowners who have selected a home building lot on an impulse. Whether you are purchasing a lot in an established neighborhood or in a brand new community, there are costly pitfalls you want to avoid.
Here are few mistakes others have made:
- Inheriting a lot in an established community and building without research about the market value of the completed home.
- Purchasing a lot directly from the developer and then values decline or the developer fails to meet promises.
- Buying a home from a builder in a new community in your price range, only to have cheaper homes or multi-family units built nearby.
- Getting a seemingly good deal on a new home before you learn why it was priced better. Some of the reasons may be the terrain of the lot, the future use of property nearby or many other things.
Selecting a builder is critical to your future happiness with your home. In master-planned communities, builder selection is largely pre-determined. Make sure you know about the developer and the builder in well-designed communities. With tract lots within the city or out in the country you have much more choice about the builder you select. Make your decision cautiously.
A poor decision about builders can cost you excessive construction expenses, disappointment and delays. Texas does not give much oversight into the credentials and ability of builders. So quality of construction varies greatly. In the long run, the wrong builder can cost you money again when it comes time to sell your home.
Buyer’s Agent Value
Good builders welcome agents to represent the buyer in the transaction. The commission is paid by the builder and is considered part of their marketing expense. Since it takes much more money to find buying clients through other marketing methods, going it alone does not save you a dime.
Another reason why builders love to see buyers show up with an agent is the expertise they bring to the transaction. Building a home often becomes emotional. Your stress as a buyer is tempered by the knowledge and experience of a seasoned agent who knows each step of the process. A buyer’s agent is your liaison with the builder and your consultant through the journey to new home ownership.
Builders find so much value in a buyer’s agent they often compensate agents beyond the average commission rates. They also offer relocation fee reimbursements, accredited courses for MCE and advanced notice of closeouts, discounts and other updates.
Let us assist you in finding the absolutely perfect new home. You can be assured we will keep your best interest at the forefront of everything we do for you.