negotiations Tag

With overall housing inventory still low across the Jacksonville area, home builders are drawing up plans and rapidly building new communities and custom homes in every area of Jacksonville to ease the demand from buyers. From South Florida-style homes popping up near the beaches to new construction mimicking the surrounding historic homes in the Riverside and Avondale areas, there’s a new option to suit every taste. For some buyers there’s nothing better than a brand-spankin’ new home, but is a new construction home the right choice for you? Here are six things to keep in mind before you start visiting homesites that can save you big time.

Let's go over a common scenario: You're driving through one of your favorite neighborhoods and spot a house for sale that matches exactly what you're looking for in your next home. You haven't really started looking yet, or even listed your current home, but you can't pass up on this one. You call the number on the sign, set up a viewing appointment with the agent and end up putting a contract on the home a few days later with the same agent.
Whoa.
Although common, this scenario poses all kinds of problems for the buyer. Buying a home is like an intricate dance of home searches, showings, compromises, negotiation tactics, financing and legal obligations, and when you choose to forgo the help of a professional, you can miss out on some vital steps. Here's what you're missing out on when you don't opt for a buyer's agent.