Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent
Are you considering a new construction Active Adult community? If so, you need a buyer’s agent to represent you. A buyer’s agent with new construction experience is invaluable when you decide you want a new home. Whether it is choosing a homesite and having the home built or purchasing standing inventory in an existing community, a buyer’s agent will guide you from lot selection to upgrades that will enhance the value of the home for future resale. And, since the builder pays the buyer’s agent commission, there is no added cost to you to have representation.
Choosing an Active Adult Community
Our experienced team will be knowledgeable about your community options, large or small, new or resale. Take advantage of our expertise to save you time and stress trying to learn about communities that might work for you.
Onsite sales agent and the Home Builder
The onsite sales agent represents the home builder and looks out for the builder’s best interest. While it sounds cynical, the onsite agent’s job is to sell you on the community, not to make sure that you are getting a good value. Once you’ve signed the builder’s contract, your experience is just starting. Our team stays in contact with you throughout the process and can guide you along the way.
The total cost of your new home consists of the following: price of the homesite, the base price of the floorplan, structural options (SunRoom, basement, loft, etc.), and design options. You’ll know everything except for the cost of your design selections before you sign your contract. You will also have closing costs, which can vary based on whether you pay cash or get a loan.
The Building Process
Because of supply chain delays, homes can potentially take a year or more to be finished and ready for you to move into. Once you’ve signed your contract, the builder will start the process by securing a building permit. Then you’ll schedule a design center appointment to pick out your colors and finishes. We’ll be able to give you an idea of what most people spend at design so that you’ll be prepared. An additional early meeting will include meeting your building superintendent who will be scheduling and overseeing the crews building your home. You’ll also have a pre-drywall meeting and a homeowner orientation meeting just before closing.
What if You Love a Builder’s Inventory Home?
Sometimes you’ll find a floorplan you love on a great homesite with the home almost finished, so all you have to do is sign the contract and start packing. Every builder has a slightly different philosophy about how many (if any), inventory homes they start at any given time, thinking that buyers will find the construction process overwhelming and not desire to pick their homesite and finishes. Or a buyer that must move quickly. We’ve even had buyers purchase a home with a full basement just to avoid the wait time involved with new construction.
The Bottom Line
So, if you are thinking of buying or building a new home, call us at 678-252-9477; you won’t regret having that experienced set of extra eyes to help you reach your goal!