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Building Your House

Want to build a house? How a Realtor can help

Building your house in the Indianapolis area? Then consider hiring a Realtor.

Whether you’re considering purchasing your first home, or even if you’ve owned several houses, an Indianapolis Realtor can help you through what can often amount to an overwhelming and complicated process.

Five good reasons to hire a Realtor when building your house:

1. She knows Indianapolis builders and the market

Using the resources available to her and pulling from her market knowledge, your Realtor can offer assessments of Indianapolis builders, Indianapolis-area communities and specific markets.

Your Realtor knows which builders offer the best value, giveaways, promotions, mortgage programs and interest rates. She also knows what builders are willing to negotiate on so you’ll get the most for your money.

And, an experienced Realtor has formed partnerships with mortgage brokers, home inspectors and pest inspectors—trusted associates who will provide you the best service as you build your house.

2. She’ll add value to your new home

Your Realtor has the experience to help you select a lot and floor plan to maximize the resale value of your future home. (She’ll let you know if it’s worth adding an extra bedroom or bathroom, for example.)

She can also help you select the best community in which to build your house, based on what’s most important to you—location, commute time, school districts, features, and other personal preferences.

3. She’ll help you understand the costs of building a house

Your Realtor will help you get pre-approved for a home loan, help ensure that you understand the costs involved in building a house and that you can afford your new home.

She can explain alternative financing methods and may be able to suggest ways to accrue your down payment based on your situation.

4. She’s on your side

Your Realtor will attend your meetings with the builder and the mortgage broker to represent your best interests and to ensure that you fully understand every transaction. And, as your personal advocate, your Realtor is there to answer your questions—with objectivity and honesty.

5. And it’s free!

What is the price for this personal attention to your interests? Absolutely nothing to you.

In fact, Indianapolis builders actually budget for Realtor fees—a cost that’s built into the price of the home you’re building. If you decide against using a Realtor to build a house, you won’t see any cost-savings because the builder doesn’t—and won’t—pass these savings on to you.

Hedge against buyer’s remorse—hire a Realtor when building your house to ensure that your best interests are looked after and that you get the most value for your money. When it’s time to sell your house and move on, you’ll be happy you did.