Get to the after party by avoiding this new construction mistake
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when buying a new construction home is buying it directly from the builder’s agent.
The incentives and hard selling tactics make it difficult for some to walk away. What they don’t realize is that the builder is saving thousands more than he is giving back to you. And you are the one that is going to pay in missteps, lost time and frustration.
Most people do not understand that the listing agent in this case is looking out for the best interests of the seller first.
The builder’s agent likely has several builds with multiple customers going on at the same time. His priorities are selling the next new build and closing the next one finished.
Sure, they will finally get around to making your build a priority. Only after you rise to the top of the list.
And that can take a long time, because most builder contracts allow them up to TWO years to finish your home.
Who has time for that?
The average resale home has more than 70 people involved in completing the sale. When you add construction to the mix, you are now up into the hundreds of people involved in the building and sale of your home.
When you have that many people involved in the complex process of new construction, it’s bound to get off track and go sideways many times.
It’s not always about someone’s knowledge of a subject. Wisdom also comes from knowing the right questions to ask, at the right time.
Buying a new construction home without an agent representing you is like watching an orchestra without a conductor.
You can forget about the after party because they may never make it to the crescendo.