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Edgar, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA

Can you negotiate on the list price for a new KB Home Townhomes? How to go about negotiating? How does one?

Asked by Edgar, San Diego, CA Fri Feb 13, 2009

Im looking to passably buy a new KB townhome at parc 54 and was wondering if its possible to get a deal on these new homes or on upgrades

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I worked for KB Home for a few years. Yes I can negotiate for you a better price and upgrades. There are also some great first time home buyer tax incentives - http://www.dawnsellssandiego.com/blog/2009/8000-first-time-h… and new home tax incentives in California - http://www.dawnsellssandiego.com/blog/2009/california-10000-… . Call me let's get started.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 9, 2009
Hi Edgar,
Congratulations on making a decision to buy a home! ABSOLUTELY! In real estate, rule of thumb, "Everything is NEGOTIABLE!" It helps for sure when you walk in with a SEASONED agent. You'd be surprised what you can get!!! I've helped many customers get Thousand$$$ back on upgrades, closing costs, AND I have even reduced the price!

Unfortunately, it sounds like you are already in the door, so it might be a challenge to negotiate backwards. Not saying that it is out of the question because I have even pulled that off as well!!!

If you don't move forward for some reason, feel free to call me. There are tons of other opportunities out there! However, definitely USE AN AGENT and not just ANY agent. Good luck! Visit my website 24/7. Thanks!

Joe Mendoza
Top 1% Nationwide
"Who's Who In Real Estate"
Web Reference: http://www.JoeMendoza.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 14, 2009
Hello Edgar,

Yes, it is always best to use a licensed real estate agent to negotiate on your behalf. We can assist you with obtaining the best price, closing costs, and upgraded amenities such as flooring, appliances, granite, etc.

If this is your first visit to KB Homes I would be happy to assist you. If you have already signed in previously they might not allow an agent to negotiate on your behalf. Please call me at 941-400-3524 or email me at DebbieDunnick@michaelsaunders.com

All my best,

Debbie Dunnick
Michael Saunders & Co.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 14, 2009
Hi Edgar,

You absolutely should use an agent to represent you for new home construction. Many think they do not need it because of the sales staff, however, that couldn't be farther from the truth.

The builders are strict regarding agent representation. We must accompany on your FIRST visit to the sales office. That's the only way they will typically cooperate with agents. If you didn't sign-in, you may be able to get around that. If they won't cooperate with an agent for you, expect that they will not negotiate on price as much as they will on incentitives. They tend to be firm on the price more than anything, but they will give lower rates, closing costs, upgraded flooring, appliances, granite, etc.

Let me know if you need any assistance!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 13, 2009
Hi Edgar,

Good question! Yes, your Realtor can definitely negotiate for you. Builders prefer to negotiate on upgrades rather than price, but they are very motivated to move inventory right now. Be sure to take your buyer's representative with you before you visit the models or they may not allow you to have representation. It costs you nothing to be represented and it is doubly important with dealing with a builder on a builder's contract. Good luck!

Diane Conaway, Accredited Buyer's Representative, RE/MAX United, (760) 749-2888
Web Reference: http://www.DianeConaway.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 13, 2009

Lots of developers during these hard times are offering great buyer incentives and in most cases if you use their preferred lender they will even credit a percent back to buyer that can be used to buy down the purchase price or pay for upgrades. If you'd like some assistance please feel free to contact me direct.

Katrina Hamilton
Direct: 858-405-4407
Web Reference: http://www.downtownREOs.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 13, 2009

The most effective method of negotiating any deal is through the use of a licensed real estate professional. You will find they not only know the general inventory of homes and prices associated with them but incentives and discounts recently used by the builder.

Using someone the knows the company and its marketing history can make a difference.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 13, 2009
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