The advantages of having an agent help you purchase a new home are the same as those for purchasing a resale home…
  • Knowledge of the market  
  • Help in finding the perfect home quickly  
  • Expertise in contract writing/negotiation  
  • Closing assistance.  
The builder has a professional representative watching out for his/her needs, and you need the same expert representation.

Buying a new home is a little more difficult and time-consuming than buying a resale.  I can professionally guide you through this process.  

It is very important that your interests be professionally represented when you are entering into a contract for a semi-custom or build-to-suit home.  These transactions are complex and the contract details must be exact in order to protect you and to ensure you get exactly the home you want!

REMEMBER – the Builder requires that your Agent accompany you on your first visit to the Builder’s sales office, or they will NOT PAY your representative’s fee! 

1. How long have you been in business?
2. In what areas have you built?
3. What sets you apart from other builders?
4. What type of warranty program do you offer?
5. What are your fees for building a home (fixed price, costs plus management fee)?
6. How do you charge for extras?
7. Who supervises your construction?
8. How long have your trade people been working with you?
9. How often will we be updated on the progress of the home?
10. How often, during the week, are you at the job site?  The superintendent?
11. Who will I be dealing with during construction?
12. Will that person have the authority to make final decisions?
13. How many hours per week do you and your supervising staff  participate in continuing education within the home building industry?
14. Do you belong to a local trade association?  If yes, which one(s)? In what activities are you involved?
15. Can you provide a list of references, including homeowners, suppliers, subcontractors, and consultants such as architects and engineers?  
16. Have you ever been sued and won, sued and lost; or are there any suits currently pending? If yes, please explain.
17. Do you have any liens against any of the properties that you have built?
18. Have you ever filed for bankruptcy protection?