In the past few months, I have had several people on my youtube.com/summerlinrealtor channel tell me that they are having a lot of problems with delays on their new home. They wanted to know if I had any sugeestions for them as well as how I can help them.
In this blog post, I will go over the process from start to finish when building a new home as well as giving you some advice on how to make sure the process is on track as well as how to get things back on track.
First off, if you are already working with a Realtor I cannot get involved in that transaction. If you are not being represented by a Realtor, here are some ideas that I can give you free of charge:
First off, ALWAYS hire a Realtor before you buy with a new home builder. Why? In the state of Nevada the builders represent themselves, not you! Most of the time as your Realtor, I am FREE OF CHARGE TO YOU as long as the builder pays my commission. Second, I am with you from start to finish. From the moment you sign your build contract to the day I give you keys I am by your side! I start by educating you during the process and being your advocate as well. Here is how the process works:
When you are building a new home in Las Vegas, the best advice I can give you on how to speed things up is simple: be sure to have open lines of communication with the sales staff, the superintendent on site, as well as stopping by during the build process. Checking up on the process is a great idea. It allows you to see the quality of work being performed as well as getting to see your home being built from start to finish! Make sure you introduce yourself to everyone involved in the construction of your home.
Staying on top of the builders and their staff shows that you are committed to seeing this through to the end as well as giving the builder a face to the customer. Talk to them about time lines, ask them about any shortages of materials or labor. Make sure that they keep the lines open of communication as well. Several sales staff I work with at different builders here in Las Vegas will email you weekly updates. If they do not, ask them to start doing that for you. It’s also a great idea to take pictures and video during the build process. This way you have documentation of the build from start to finish as well as it could be helpful to you in the future if you decide to remodel the home.
I have created a very detailed video on this topic on my youtube.com/summerlinrealtor channel.
Here is the direct link to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja0yoVFhODE
I wanted to give everyone building a home as much information possilbe. Building a new home in Las Vegas is a huge process. If you have any questions about this topic, please contact me anytime at: 702-768-2552. Once again, if you are currently working with a Realtor, I cannot get involved in your transaction. Your Realtor should be helping you along the way in this transaction.
I hope you have gained some insite into the new home building situation here in Las Vegas and Summerlin.