Updated: May 13, 2020
This is a very common question. Let's be real, it all depends on your agent. A great agent can always make you (or save you) a lot of money, time and frustration. A great agent can offer a lot of value and it won't cost you anything! The builder pays the commission and they have budgeted for this!
If you buy directly with a builder (without an agent), they are breathing a sigh of relief as they'll be able to up-sell you and hustle-you-through the process without you knowing what questions to ask. It's very overwhelming and things move very fast so there is no way you'll be able to ask the right questions. Let's face it, these builders sell billions per
year, they are good at what they do. Can you be honest? What is your experience when buying a brand new home? Is it possible that you could miss a few opportunities/details/questions? You only know what you know. You must understand, when you have zero representation (someone looking out for you), you're rolling the dice with buying with a corporation that has one goal in mind. I'll give you a hint. It starts with an M and ends with a Y.
The good news is, you're smart and you're doing your research. Good job!
There is so much to cover on this topic, so I'm going to give you some of our added values when buying a new construction home or purchasing a completed new construction home.
Our Added Values
(click the links to learn about each)
Negotiating - Yes, we will help you negotiate the best sale price for your home. But understand, It's more than just the sale price. We'll make sure that you receive all of the builder promotions, free upgrades and discounts. There could also be lender and title incentives.
Guidance - Scroll down and see the frequency asked questions (FAQ's) and see how we can offer advice on a range of topics.
Ideas about Updates to the home- We are loaded with IDEAS! When you context with us, we'll give you a List of 70 ideas and updates that you can consider when starting the building process.
Client Discounts - Sean and Blanca own a separate company called Smart Home MN and they have access to dealer pricing on a wide range of products for your home. This is a huge added value and purchasing power for their clients. Their goal is to help improve your home and ensure you receive the highest quality products at the best prices. price possible.
Buyer Promo (Amazing Closing Gift!) - Check out the cool packages you would get when buying with Sean and Blanca.
Our Trusted Contacts - We have been building a list of amazing contacts in the real estate industry. From Loan Officers, painters, contractors etc. Many of our contacts give special pricing to our clients. We can connect you with these professionals to ensure you get the best pricing and service possible.
Giving Back - Each home we sell we are providing 300 meals for MN families through Second Harvest Heartland
What about those large national builders (Lennar, Pulte)? What are the pros and cons when buying with them?
Should I get an inspection on a new house?
Who will be there for me through the process?
What financing options are there for new homes?
What happens if I over-spend? Will I be able to sell if I have to? What's the market saying?
What builders have a bad reputation?
What about the neighborhood? How should I choose my location/area/neighborhood?
What am I missing that could affect my future enjoyment or resale?
What upgrades are worth it and what is just over-spending?
What are the Pitfalls and hidden costs of a new home?
What are the warranties when building/buying new?
I don't want to forget anything!! What are the smartest updates/options?
Book Sean and Blanca for a no obligation meeting. We will answer your questions and make sure you understand the building process.
Sean - 651-336-7612
Blanca - 651-503-1302