Anthony Dona…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD

My client wants to buy a new construction home, however I don't know if there's a certain procedure to follow or should I send an offer like normal?

Asked by Anthony Donaldson, Columbia, MD Sat Aug 2, 2014

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Stewart Team, Agent, Lake City, FL
Mon Aug 4, 2014
I am a selling agent for a very nice subdivision in my community and, as such, sell pre-built and pre-sold homes. I use our standard State contract to submit the offer and attach a Builders' Addendum to it that clearly details all of the construction specifics. This works well for us!
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Ernie Behrle, Agent, Raleigh, NC
Wed Aug 6, 2014
I have sold and worked in new homes for several different builder. Some used their own and some had me use the state forms. The ones I really liked were the ones where the builder had an onsite agent and I could just sit back and watch.
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Akil Walker, Agent, Upper Marlboro, MD
Wed Aug 6, 2014
Hi Anthony,

New construction uses their own contracts. make sure you are present for the initial meetings so the company can honor your agreement. if you can not make it call in advance and let them know you have clients coming in.

good luck
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Yanoska Diaz, Agent, Miami, FL
Wed Aug 6, 2014
You need to speak to the builder. If this is not just a single home someone is building but a big developer you must get informed about commission, concessions, etc. I have received as much as 7% on new construction from the developer and have negotiated huge credits for my client.
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Christopher…, Agent, Englewood, CO
Tue Aug 5, 2014
I'll second (and third) the comments on contacting the builder and/or subdivision sales office. They'll guide you through it.
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Mon Aug 4, 2014
Usually "new Construction" has their "own" disclosures and contracts.I would write up a standard offer and go with the client to the office to present the offer and discuss terms with the Realtor of the builder.Make sure you get all the upgrades and benefits you want for your client at that time.
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Sun Aug 3, 2014
Give the builder a call as many use their own contracts.
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Erica Texada,…, Agent, MIDLOTHIAN, TX
Sun Aug 3, 2014
I would say reach out to the builder and see if they require you use their contracts, as well as, contact your broker. In Texas, it can go both ways, depending on the builder.
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Linda Lorenzo, Agent, McKinney, TX
Sun Aug 3, 2014
I think you need to get with your broker for advice, he or she should be guiding you. You can also ask the builder what they require. Be sure you register as the agent for your client.
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Brenda Patton, Agent, Frisco, TX
Sat Aug 2, 2014
Each State may be different but here in Texas you do not use the standard contract. New builds have much more in their contracts and typically extend 50 pages or more. What advice does your broker have?
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