Knowledge of Builders’ reputations for quality & service
Thirteen plus years of selling new homes has generated a great amount of experience with many in the builders Denver area. We can give you valuable input on what to expect from one builder to another.
Negotiating experience & skill
Builders sales people are trained to sell product and generate the highest profit for the builder. The actual degree of negotiability and potentially negotiable elements vary widely. A trained and experienced agent negotiating for you can make a difference.
Understanding the contracts
Principals to a transaction, including Builders, have the option of writing their own contract forms (using their lawyers) in lieu of using the forms approved by the Colorado Real Estate Commission. C.R.E.C. forms are consumer oriented, while the Builder’s forms favor the Builder. We frequently request contract alterations and always make sure our clients understand all of the ramifications.
Running interference when things aren’t proceeding as expected
It is not unusual during construction for things to happen causing delays and sometimes even unexpected (or unwanted) changes in design and/or materials. Having an interloper can be invaluable to applying pressure on the builder without sacrificing your own rapport with them.
Assessing the viability of specific models and upgrades
Depending on the neighborhood, surrounding neighborhoods, market conditions and your short or long term objectives, etc. some models and upgrades are more prudent than others. This is a conversation better had with a savvy adviser who has your best long range goals in mind.
Bonus! Using a Buyer Agent costs you absolutely nothing!
Builders are happy to co-op as part of the arrangement that Realtors agree to expose their inventory to all of our Buyers. The Cooperation pays for everything.