As a buyers agent working for a buyer buying new construction I would learn your budget; your desires and must have ammenities. Then we would mutually strategise how to best achieve the price and ammenities
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Sincerely and with Warm Regards,
Mary Condon MBA
In many instances you can be represented by a Realtor who can negotiate for you so check with the builder to see what their protocal is.
The answer is short & to the point: Of course you can! Get a good agent tho'. Please don't rely on the sales agent on site. They work for the builder - no matter how accomodating or sweet they are to you - you must be represented.
Ask family, friends, co-workers, anyone who has had a successful purchase or sale - to recommend a good agent to you. Whether it's a resale (pre-existing home) or new build it is important to have someone on your side who is savvy with negotiating and understands the nuances of purchasing a home.
New Build has it's own problems so - don't go in alone!
As another agent said, the longer a home has been sitting on the market the more likely the builder will be willing to negotiate. But don't just restrict yourself to negotiating price. Often you can get the builder to negotiate on finishing touches: things like ask him to finish the basement, or add wainscotting where it is not typically included. Stuff that will make your home more appealing to live in, and will add value later on, but that doesn't cost the builder a whole lot to do.
You can always negotiate. For several years now you would not have done very well, but this year is a different situation in many areas. You absolutely should be able to negotiate.