Monday, January 28, 2013

Your REALTOR = Insurance Policy?

Have you ever wondered what goes into building a home?  You just walk into the sales office and find a floor plan, tell them you want to build and *poof* a few months later, you are moving into your new home.  Sound about right?  Well, that's what I thought, despite being the daughter of two REALTORS. Haha, on me!!!    Let's just say, it is a little more detailed than that and I have already learned so much from going through it myself.   So here's the next installment of our Urban-version....(your sister's or your friend's or your cousin's may be a bit different). 

Today's post will focus on an all-important question: 
To REALTOR or NOT TO REALTOR with your new home build????

Well, I think you all know my answer.  I say REALTOR it up, especially if it is TEAM-PRZADA.  :)  No really, having a REALTOR during this process is a smart choice, really smart.   I mean.....think of it as an insurance policy.  The hubs and I happen to be dealing with what we feel is a solid company, a wonderful on-site sales representative, a fantastic designer, and a great builder.  Our REALTORS, have already proven invaluable....and we are sailing some pretty smooth seas!  That is not always the case, as I am sure you all have heard home-building-horror-stories!  On the off chance building a new home is not as smooth as our process, remember this:  your REALTOR is on your team representing your interests.  They help manage your building timeline, bring up and ask those important questions you either forgot or didn't even think about....AND negotiate the price and contract.  Also, if you have a current home to sell, your REALTOR can help you navigate the contingency. That's a big sea of details people.  I don't think I would ever choose to go it alone, even if I had purchased a new build before.   Even though our process has seemingly been that one-in-a-million, warm and fuzzy GREAT story, I am still thankful we have a top-notch real estate team in our corner.  Believe me, it is worth it. 

Come back next Monday. I will share our timeline.... and some PRO-TIPS....MY-TIPS  on finding the perfect home for YOU and your family.  It is a big decision and hopefully a joyful one for you.  See you next week!! 

If you want to know more about the community we selected, read about Residing at THE RESERVE.  The post is a glowing review of what I think will be the best little neighborhood for this Urban-family.  But remember folks, that is this Urban-Mama's opinion, not intended to be anyone else's!  :)

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