Frisco and Little Elm Broker utilizing a technology driven, full service practice, that saves time and money. I have an arsenal of proven negotiation strategies that work! Call me today 214-234-6901
Get to know Grant Howell
My many years of experience in the new home construction and investment industries allow me to negotiate the best terms and lowest possible price for your new home. Call me today to find out more information at 214-234-6901.
Your home is a big purchase, and it involves many decisions that go beyond simply choosing one you like. As a top area REALTOR®, here is how I will guide you through the entire process, from viewing homes and financing, to making sure the final contract is in your best interest:You will have full access to ALL homes available on the market, even listings not yet on the MLS, through my professional real estate affiliations. Are you buying the right lot, in the right subdivision, from the right builder? I was a homebuilder and I use my knowledge to ensure you buy from reputable builders and that you know exactly what your buying. From lot selection thru plan review, I will be there for you. My expert local knowledge of the Collin County area should be invaluable to you, not just in terms of real estate, but also schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more. Every local real estate market absolutely has its own trends and opportunities. This can vary greatly, even one neighborhood to the next. Collin County is no different! It is my job to steer you into opportunities and out of traps. What is the true market value of the home you are interested in? Is it priced too high? Is it a bargain that you should jump on? Is it structurally sound? I help home buyers make decisions like this every day, and I'll make sure that YOU get the best value for your money. Negotiating with sellers or builders can be stressful. I will help you negotiate, so that the final contract includes your best possible terms and conditions. You should know absolutely everything about the property you are buying! You and I will view every home that you are interested in, together. I will make you fully aware of all information concerning the property you choose. I will never guide you to or let you buy an inferior property just to make a quick sale!! Have confidence when signing documents. Contracts are full of complicated terms and clauses that can greatly affect your future life in your new home. I will give you the full benefit of my real estate knowledge and experience. Let me represent your best interests in your search for a new home. While you can see a million homes on the web, actually buying your home is another matter entirely. Buyers beware!
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I specialize in the purchase and sales of single-family residences within the cities of Allen, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Celina and the surrounding areas.
I have many years of experience working with area builders as a construction manager. For the most part, only industry "insiders" truly know what it costs to build your home and the builder's profit margin. Trying to negotiate without this important information will almost guarantee you will pay too much. Because I am a industry insider, I can save you thousands of dollars on your home purchase.
Did you know builders figure Realtor® commissions into the cost of building your new home and that builders do not reduce the price of your home because you do not use a Real Estate Agent? Do not be fooled by fake "discounts" -- where the costs of incentive packages have merely been tacked on to the sale price of the house. You will pay more and go without the upgrades you deserve without the proper representation.
Remember the builder's sales person represents the builder and will try to sell you anything, even substandard homes and lots. Shouldn't you have representation too? Please contact me if you are looking or going to look at new construction, so I can protect your interests, negotiate the best terms and the lowest possible sales price.
What is an e-PRO-- and why should you use one
When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who: Answers e-mail promptly and professionally. Respects your on-line privacy. Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home.
Enter the e-PRO
An e-PRO is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, on-line tools, and most of all, what today's consumer really wants. What does all this mean to you? There are several benefits of working with a certified Internet professional.
Are you reluctant to give out contact information through the Web for fear of being pestered or spammed? e-PROs understand. They've learned the Web isn't just a place to do business; you need information from someone you can trust. That's why e-PROs respect your privacy. They respond quickly to your questions, but don't send you unwanted communication. And they protect your personal information.
Tired of struggling to find information? e-PROs are more likely to have access to the latest Internet utilities, making your life easier. These tools may include:On-line home tours Instant access to comprehensive neighborhood data Extensive property listings Immediate e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria Referral networks and on-line forums, where e-PROs can quickly find information--even potential buyers--from other e-PROs Newsletters on current real estate conditions in your area Electronic faxes sent to you by e-mail Advanced software, PDAs, and laptops to find you answers on the spot
The result: you get more information, more easily. With electronic files, you have less paperwork to deal with. And since your agent uses e-mail, you can even eliminate phone tag. The e-PRO streamlines your entire transaction, from showing to closing.
An e-PRO's access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense. You have more tools to find or market your home, so you're likely to get a better price. With on-line home tours, you reduce in-person showings--and the costs involved. And by using e-mail, you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges. Relocating? An e-PRO is ideal for you. With the tools to do your research electronically, you can make a decision on a home the first day you're in town--or without traveling at all. You and your family save on travel costs. And after you've decided to buy, monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.
Should you use an e-PRO? Yes--especially if you're an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it's a safe bet you'll get the kind of service you want--and need.
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