How do I know a new home would be a better fit?
Over the 10 years that I’ve been selling real estate, I’ve learned to identify a few things that qualify someone as a buyer who should only think of buying a new home. Since my job is to show buyers everything there is on the market, I usually start with questions that help me understand what the buyer is looking for. Once we start actually looking at homes, it takes me about two homes to identify when resale is not for that particular buyer. I will still show them resale if they want, but let me share with you my top 5 reasons why I see buyers build new homes.
1. Having really bad allergies or Asthma and for that reason you require the ducts to be new or cleaned.
I had a client last year that wanted me to call every listing agent to ask if the ducts were recently cleaned; from the 12 homes I called, only some had had half the duct work redone or cleaned but not all of it. In the process we learned some of the homes had been flooded and the buyer did not want to risk it. After we we found this out, he decided to go with new construction.
2. There is not a house clean enough for you.
As I walk resale homes with buyers I can tell by the faces buyers make. They open cabinets and say things, look at vents, and so on. This buyer may require to see a few resale homes before they realize they need new.
While warranties vary from builder to builder, the majority do 1 year wall to wall, 2 years mechanical and and 10 years foundation.
4. There are no homes for sale that meet your criteria.
When a buyer looks to see what is for sale and can’t find anything that fits their needs.
I have only had a few of this and they know right away. All they want is new.
If you are thinking of buying a newly built home, do not forget that you still want to be represented on this purchase. The sales rep is not a licensed real estate agent and they represent the seller per the State of Texas. Even if you think it’s easy, trust me, you want someone on your side that has done this before. Plus, you DO NOT have to pay, the seller pays!
One more thing, Fort Bend County has plenty of new construction homes so finding one, most likely, won’t be a problem.