Hello Home Buyer,
I have run into several builders willing to negotiate very little on price. A lot
depends upon the community. For example, if a builder is ready to close out an
area, he is more willing to deal on price to move the last few homes. One builder
I know had a community that had been a strong seller, but the resale market there
took a hit in the downturn like so many others. So, he lowered the price of all of
his homes in that community to what he claimed was his bottom dollar and would
take no less. Another builder I know has lost several of his best reps because his
refusal to negotiate has lost so many deals and his reps can't make a living if they
However, even some price reduction averse builders are willing to add extras
instead of drop price.
Remember, the cost of building materials is steadily climbing due to the increasing cost
of materials. Lots of price pressures have come to bear on material costs, including
competition for building materials from India and China.
You need an agent who will search out all the builders in the price range in which
you want to stay. Get an agent working for you. It won't cost you any money.
Most, if not all, builders pay a buyer's agent commission out of their marketing budget.
I have a lot of family in Nashville and Franklin TN. Where is Carmel? If you were
coming to my Carmel, I would be happy to help you.
Prudential Indiana Realty Group