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Working with Builders
Here in Denver, the market seems to improving and I'm guessing that many of the builders that were here during the hot times, may creep back into the Denver market as things get better.
So if you are a home buyer and are tempted to visit a sales office, here is just some advise for you.
1. Do you have an Agent? These days, builders are very particular about their marketing efforts, what's working, and what isn't. Builders welcome buyer agents that accompany their clients to their sales offices. If you have an agent that you are speaking with, TELL THE BUILDER YOU ARE WORKING WITH AN AGENT. This is a very important step. It allows your agent to get paid by the builder (which can save you from having to pay them to assist with the transaction) and it will let the builder know that you have a relationship with an agent who has probably researched how the building process works.
2. Understand Standard Features vs. Options: Models are fun, beautiful and UPGRADED to the nines. Builders to this to show ALL the potential of their floor plans. Ask for a "Standard Features" list and have the onsite sales person ... more
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