Five Tips For Buying A New Home During the Holidays

Real Estate Agent with KB Home Bre # 01424127

Five Tips for Buying A New Home During the Holidays! christmas tree


Just imagine it's a beautiful Christmas morning as your family gathers around the gaily decorated Christmas tree. The first Christmas in your brand new home! Well I will share five tips for to help make this dream a reality. (ignore the sideways tree)


1. Hire a great Realtor who knows or is familar with the ins and outs of purchasing a new construction home. (Agents be sure to look for a follow up blog post on Five Tips for Agents representing buyers at a new construction community.) Often buyers will ask wheter or not it is more advantageous for them to negotiate without an Agent. Please be aware the new construction agent represents the seller and the sellers best interest. Enough said!


2. Consider a Quick Move-In Home -  If you are willing to compromise on a few of the wants on your must have list it is possible to walk into the deal of the year. Usually Builders/Developers prefer to sell any standing inventory homes before year end.


3. Don't ask what are the concessions as soon as you walk in the door. (This is my pet peeve and I will guess other New Construction Agents feel the same way.) My first thought - do the concessions matter if the home doesn't work for you and your family?money

4. Be open to possibilities. It maybe that you will fall in love with a home in a future phase that is not yet released. Typically the Seller will not price future releases until the current phase has sold and contracts have been written on each home. Just in case you're wondering the model homes are the last to be sold, usually for maximum dollars.


5. Don't be afraid to ask but be willing to accept the realilty. New Construction homes are personalized homes built on a time schedule however certain requests, such as addding structural options like a bedroom or loft or changing the existing counter tops or cabinet color. Economically these are not feasible options for the builder to offer.


Understanding the motivations of both the buyers and sellers may result in a happily ever after.....with a new home as the best Christmas gift ever!Lago Los Serranos


Give us a call if you're considering purchasing a new construction townhome in Chino Hills, Ca. Lago Los Serranos maybe the best christmas gift and what a fantastic way to start the New Year because " we like 'em new!"





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If you are considering  buying or selling new construction in the Inland Empire ~ Give me call or email me 

Cause We Like Em' New!


Kristal Wilson                                           

cell: 951- 288-7079

Shoot for the moon & if you miss you'll be among the stars



Comments (6)

Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Nov 15, 2018 06:16 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Good tips for anyone considering new construction. 

Nov 15, 2018 07:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are great tips for buying a new home during the holidays, Kristal.  The tips would work year round, not just the holidays.

Nov 16, 2018 04:40 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Myrl Jeffcoat ~ You are right but I am so into the holiday theme right now. 😊

Nov 16, 2018 06:59 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Susan Haughton ~ thank you for commenting “cause we like ‘em new.”

Nov 16, 2018 07:00 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Anthony Acosta ~ wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Nov 16, 2018 07:01 PM

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