Marshall & Koopman REAL ESTATE knows new construction
If you're touring newer additions looking for new construction, having an experienced agent at your side is crucial. We will help you navigate the myriad of new homes today to pick one that's been built for your family.
Buyers of new construction in a neighborhood don't like to see houses sold after theirs go for less money. Knowing this, the builder or developer often won't bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.
Consider a home has been on the market a long time and the builder has a lot sunk into it, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just completed, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In situations where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for help with the closing costs, or more amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a sprinkler system or landscaping, or an extended home warranty.Or take the contrary route. If a home is nearing completion, you can often save money by passing on suggested upgrades from the builder and installing things yourself.
While you should always negotiate a home warranty so problems can be fixed, it's also imperative you get a home inspection before closing. Inevitable problems can be repaired (by the builder) before you move in and larger issues identified before they become your problem. Since an inspection is relatively inexpensive, some new home buyers get an inspection after being in the home for 10 or 11 months - that way, the builder can make the repairs before a 1 year warranty expires.
Finding you a new home that meets your family's needs and matches your budget will be our #1 priority. Give us a call at 612-490-3861/Constance or 612-701-4663/Sue to launch the search for your new home today. We pride ourselves on the customer service, negotiating skills and experience selling new construction. We will also assist you with the sale of your current home and navigate you through the process of selling your home and coordinating the building process.
Happy Buying and Selling!
Constance and Sue
Proud members of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities