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It's crucial to have a savvy agent on your team when shopping for new construction, and is here to help you navigate through your options in the Tampa area.

Gain an advantage when negotiating new construction in Tampa with RE/MAX Bay to Bay as your real estate professional - (813) 259-0000

Buyers of brand new homes in a development don't like to see houses sold after theirs go for less money, so builders aren't as apt to bend on price. (You'll appreciate this behavior after you've bought a home in a development of new construction!) Regardless, depending on the market and the status of the project, there's sometimes room for negotiation.

Consider a property has been on the market a while and the builder is deeply invested, then you have some room. The same goes for show or model homes that have been sitting for a while. However, if a home was just finished, don't count on being able to get a deal.

In cases where a builder won't budge, try getting a break in other areas. Ask for them to pay a share of the closing costs, or additional amenities, like an allowance for window treatments, a garage door opener, a fence or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. Or take the contrary route. If a home is nearing completion, you can often save money by passing on suggested upgrades from the builder and installing things yourself.

Realize that just because a home is brand new, it doesn't mean that it is immune from needing repairs. Be sure to get a home inspection before purchase so that issues are handled and also negotiate a home warranty. Then, about 10 or 11 months after purchase it's worth it to pay for an inspection and get anything else repaired before the warranty expires.

Finding you a new home that meets your family's needs and matches your budget will be my #1 priority. Give me a call at (813) 259-0000 to begin the search for your new home today.