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Why use a Real Estate Agent when Buying a new Home

Hey there! If you're considering a brand-new, shiny home in a neighborhood like Solstice, you might be wondering if you need a real estate agent in your corner. The short answer? Absolutely. Let me walk you through why an expert agent like myself is not just helpful, but essential when diving into new construction.

Access to Insider Knowledge

Starting with the basics, it's my job to know the ins and outs of communities like Solstice and the surrounding Denver area. As your agent, I bring you insider knowledge that isn't always evident from brochures or model home tours. I'll give you the lowdown on the long-term plans for the community, any phases still to be built, and how that impacts your potential home's value.

Experienced Negotiator

You might think that prices for new builds are set in stone, but that's not always the case. Having an experienced negotiator like myself in your corner can sometimes help you get upgrades, closing cost allowances, or other incentives that the builder's sales agents won't offer up easily to individuals.

Representation That's Just for You

Builder's agents are great at their jobs, which is selling homes for their employer, the builder. They're friendly, knowledgeable, and there to help you through the process. However, remember they represent the builder's interests, not yours. Having me as your agent ensures someone is advocating for your interests at every table, at every meeting, and every step of the way.

Saving You Time and Stress

Buying new construction can be complex, with a heap of paperwork, decisions on options and upgrades, inspections, and mortgage processes. I'm experienced in these details and can help guide you through them, saving you time and unnecessary stress. Plus, I'm here to track important deadlines and help you navigate the often-overwhelming path of customizing your new home. I know from experience what upgrades are worth it and can tell you what is popular with other clients.


As your real estate agent, I cannot stress enough the value of walk-throughs during the construction of your new home. The pre-drywall walk-through is a critical step where you, your builder, and I will walk through the home before the drywall is installed. It's our opportunity to review the placement of electrical, plumbing, and other systems. It's also the perfect time to address any changes or corrections. I'll guide you through what to look for, what's standard versus what's not, and ensure that all your requests have been accurately captured before they're sealed behind the walls.

Fast forward to the nearing completion of your home, and we arrive at the final walk-through. This is your last chance to note any issues or imperfections before closing. I will be your second set of eyes, checking that everything is up to par, from the finishes to the operation of windows and appliances. It's all about attention to detail.

Problem-Solving Expertise

Issues can pop up in any real estate transaction, and new constructions are no exception. With my years of experience, I've learned how to foresee problems before they arise and tackle them quickly if they do. Whether it's negotiating with the builder on a construction delay or ensuring the contractors meet their deadlines, I've got the expertise to handle it.

Cost to You? Zero!

Here's something you might not know: In most cases, the builder pays the buyer's agent commission. This means all the expertise, guidance, and advocacy I offer comes at no direct cost to you. Builders factor the cost of commissions into their prices, whether or not you use an agent, so you might as well benefit from the professional help! In order to take advantage of this, it is important that you contact me before heading to the model homes. If you sign in without an agent, they are usually unwilling to pay a commission later.

A Trusted Advisor for Your Home Journey

Lastly, think of me as more than just your agent; I'm your advisor, confidant, and guide through the exciting journey to your dream home. From the initial decision-making to handing you the keys, I'm there to ensure your interests are protected and your new home dreams are realized.

So, if you're looking at a community like Solstice near Chatfield State Park, with its breathtaking views and thoughtfully designed homes, let's chat. Even if you're just curious about the process, remember, I'm here to help you navigate it with confidence and ease. Trust me, having a dedicated real estate professional by your side can make all the difference.

Let's find your new home!

Chris is a real estate agent who specializes in helping clients build, buy, and sell homes. Here are some benefits I offer to new construction clients:

  • Projected Budget of Your New Home
  • Pre-Drywall Inspection
  • 3D Matterport Model
  • On-Site Photos During Construction
  • Lot Selection & Design Center Consultations
  • Full Service Realtor Services

Remember, the builder pays my commission, so these benefits are available at no cost to you!

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