Time to ask Sacramento Realtor your question. Today, we have a reader on Sacramento Real Estate Voice who has been reading my articles and has a question. Let’s get to it.
Why do you say I should have a Realtor represent me at a new home builder subdivision?
Future Home Buyer
Dear Future Home Buyer,
Glad you asked and your question is very revel ant today since I have been helping new home buyers, first time home buyers and seasoned home buyers purchase homes and lofts in new subdivisions this past month.
It is important that the home buyer contact a Realtor before going to a new home builder subdivision. Otherwise, the builder does not recognize that you have any representation. Frankly, they prefer it that way. But, savvy home buyers know that it is important to be represented and have a Realtor negotiate the best deal for you.
Recently, I took a Bay Area couple from San Jose to a new home builder and was able to negotiate the price of the home much lower than what the builder was asking and negotiated all of the furniture and decorating items for a tremendous savings. In fact, while we were signing the papers for this transaction the builder’s negotiator called back to say that they should have asked for more money for the furniture. These home buyers got a heck of a deal and are now happily moved into their new home in Elk Grove, CA.
Another home buyer from Chicago who has been transferred to the Sacramento area wanted to buy a loft. We l visited several new lofts for sale in Downtown Sacramento and settled on a new loft in West Sacramento just over the Tower Bridge. Through the negotiations I was able to obtain a fantastic deal for this home buyer as well and just yesterday, we went together to the Design Center to pick out his flooring, tile, carpet and window coverings.
Had either of these two home buyers not had representation I can assure you that they would not have gotten what these two home buyers will enjoy.
I have written several articles about home builders and buying a new home from a home builder which will help those home buyers considering buying a new home. The key is to have the Realtor take you to the new home subdivision first, not later.
A key point to buying any home whether it is a new home or a resell, it is essential that the home buyer has a home inspection. No home, condo or loft is perfect. When buying a new home from a builder the home buyer can either have the home inspection before moving in or before the one year anniversary of when they purchased. That way, the builder will have to fix any items found that should have been addressed before move-in. Don’t leave it up to the home builder to inspect the property, hire your own representative. It may cost the home buyer $350 but the savings far out way the cost.
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