I concur with the previous answers but you have to be your own advocate as well. I suggest you drive around the areas in Brooklyn and look for them your self as well. That is unless you simply do not have the time. I have worked with buyers that would even do this late at night. You can also get a good feel for what the area is like if you visit it late at night.
You can also do some Google searches, many new development projects have their own web sites which usually are placed on the Internet pre-construction.
Either way, you still will want/need an agent to help you through the process and to show you the properties. If I can be of further assistance please contact me direct. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783