Save money when purchasing new construction

If you're touring newer developments seeking new construction, having the right agent on your team can be the difference between a good home buying experience and a bad one. is here to help you navigate the sea of new homes today to locate one that's made for you.

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

In real estate, negotiation is always an option. However, with new construction, it depends on the builder and the length of time that the home has been on the market. Developers in new additions avoid bending on price because buyers already in the area expect new construction to be comparably priced to what they already purchased. (You'll appreciate that same courtesy if there are undeveloped lots near the home you eventually purchase!) But, depending on how far along the project is and current market conditions, developers have been known to allow a few concessions.

For example, if the home is pretty much move-in ready, you have little to no negotiating powers. But if the home has been sitting fully furnished, like a show or model home, and there haven't been many offers - then the builder might be willing to work with you. The longer the home has been on the market, the more the builder has invested.

You can always ask for assistance in other ways when purchasing new construction. For example, closing costs are one way for you to save without lowering the price of the house. The same goes for amenities - ask for things appliance upgrades, a garage door opener, a sprinkler system or landscaping, or an extended home warranty. That can go the other way around, too. If upgrades are already in the plan, see if you can get the builder to take them out - you might be able to install them later yourself at a savings anyway.

Realize that just because a home is brand new, it can still have its share of flaws. 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.

At RE/MAX Bay to Bay, I'll make it my #1 priority to find you a new home that meets your needs and fits within your budget. Give me a call at (813) 259-0000 to launch the search for your new home today.