How to Vet a Builder

If you’re thinking of hiring a builder for custom work, here are some points to consider:

  1. Hire a good real estate attorney who has experience with new-construction contracts, knows state law, and is familiar with the issues unique to the area in which the property will be built.
    • Talk to other customers. Ask how satisfied they are with the builder and how his projects have held up over time.
    • Investigate. Search the builder’s name and company online and make sure that there aren’t lots of complaints about him.
    • Expect him to negotiate. In this market, a potential customer should be able to expect that a builder will be flexible.
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New Construction

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New contruction? Here’s a buyer’s tip …

If you’re thinking of buying a new construction in your next home, you probably already know that every new home development will have its own sales staff. These people are often friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the newly built home. However, these folks work to sell this property only. The on-site staff of a builder knows the property as-well-as or better than anyone around and they are there to assist you but they work for the builder.

When in the market for a newly built home, it’s a good idea to employ your own advocate, an agent who does not work for the builder, to look out for your interests. We don’t work for the builder … we work for you. Our agents know the entire area, not just one property. We know the pitfalls and benefits of buying new, and best of all it won’t cost you one dime more than if you use the onsite staff. You have a right to representation:exercise that right today!