Sasseen Realty Group at Remax Professionals knows new construction
Partnering with a savvy agent is crucial when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the Lawton area.
In real estate, you can always negotiate. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and how long the home has been on the market. Developers in new additions don't like taking lower than their asking price because buyers already in the area expect new construction to be comparably priced to what they already purchased. (You'll appreciate that same courtesy if there are undeveloped lots near the home you eventually purchase!) But, depending on how far along the project is and the local market, a builder will often allow a few concessions.
Say a home has been on the market a while and the builder has a lot sunk into it, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just completed, it's unlikely you'll get a deal.
In situations where a builder won't budge, ask for assistance in other areas. Ask for them to pay a share of the closing costs, or additional amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a sprinkler system or landscaping, or an extended home warranty.Or take the contrary route. If a home is nearing completion, you can often save money by passing on suggested upgrades from the builder and installing things yourself.
While you should always negotiate a home warranty so problems can be fixed, get a home inspection before your purchase regardless. Inevitable problems can be repaired (by the builder) before you move in and larger problems identified before they become your problem. Since an inspection is relatively inexpensive, some new home buyers get an inspection after being in the home for 10 or 11 months - that way, the builder can make the repairs before a 1 year warranty expires.
At Sasseen Realty Group at Remax Professionals, We'll make it our #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget.
Give us a call at 580.248.8817 to launch the search for your new home today.