Northern Colorado is an ever growing and changing area. With that comes a lot of development. So you may find yourself thinking about purchasing a new construction home rather than something existing. If this is the path you want to take there are a few things you should know before pulling the trigger on a new construction home in and around Fort Collins, CO.
First of all it is important to bring an agent. The reason is in the name. An agent is defined as anyone who advocates on your behalf, that is exactly what you want in this situation. The builders rep is there for the builder. A lot of people think that by going unrepresented they will save the money that would have otherwise gone to cover their agents commission. This is a common misconception, but in reality the builder will charge you the same amount for the same house as the person who walks in after you with their agent. Your agent is there for you to look out for your best interests as well as negotiate for you and have the hard conversations for you.
In order to make sure you get to work with an agent you need to select one prior to going out to the model home the first time. This is not to say that you can’t still be represented if you have already done this as we have negotiated for clients after this point, but it makes it very difficult. Instead select your agent and have them accompany you to any new construction developments you are interested in. Obviously one of the best realtors in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado is Lestel, so this decision should be the easiest one you make.
Have Lestel show you the new construction in the area that is in your price range. She can tell you about the builder, their reputation and share with you about the neighborhood. She can also negotiate the offer for you. Lestel understands the complexities of the fine print in the builder’s contract and can help you make good decisions regarding options. A new construction representative is there to sell you more features and more house. Lestel can help you set limits and be your guide through the process. Lestel can step in, on
your behalf if there is a problem. She is there for you!