Congratulations you've decided to buy new construction in Northern Virginia. Watching a home go from an empty lot to dream home is an exciting process. You may be tempted to jump in your car on a Sunday afternoon and view all the model homes you can.
The most important step to buying new construction is to have an experienced Northern Virginia buyer’s agent at your side. The builder's representative works for the builder. Just as the listing agent is working for the seller on a re-sale home. You may be under the impression that you can't have your own representation when you buy a new home but that is not true. The cost of sale to the builder already accounts for an agent's commission. You won't get any more of a deal without an agent and having an agent with you might save you thousands of dollars in your home purchase.
How do I know this? I have been representing both buyers and builders on new construction projects in Northern Virginia both during both the boom and bust of our real estate market. I regularly tour new construction sites to talk to the builder’s sales team and get weekly email updates on many of the new projects in Northern Virginia. Whether it is “stock” inventory ready for a quick sale or to be built you need to make sure you take your own agent with you on your first trip to a new home site.
Check out our "New Construction Buyers Guide" and then contact me about our new construction buyer incentive program. It could help you add one or two more extra’s to your new home.