TEAM UP WITH A REALTOR® Your REALTOR® will assist with info on special assessments, taxes, lots available, plans to compare, and builder promotions. Going directly to the builder usually doesn’t save you money.
KNOW YOUR BUILDER Get references from those who have worked with the builder and make sure you see their unfinished & finished product.
COMPARISON SHOP If you are getting bids from more than one builder, remember to compare apples to apples. Just because two homes have similar amenities, doesn’t mean they are the same quality.
KNOW WHAT IS INCLUDED Get everything in writing that is included in your build. Some common items are appliances, washer/dryer, window coverings, sod/hydro seed, final grade vs rough grade yard, deck, and sidewalks.
KNOW YOUR ALLOWANCES An allowance is the amount of money the builder sets aside for things such as appliances, lighting, flooring and more. Your REALTOR® will explain what it means if you are over or under budget.
KNOW SQUARE FOOTAGE Check out some model homes and decide the size of rooms you need. Don’t forget about closets and storage too!
DOCUMENTATION Keep good notes and all of your receipts for lighting, appliances, etc.
BE PREPARED FOR DELAYS Weather, waiting for sub-contractors, or visiting the job site too often could cause delays in the construction of the home. Have a backup housing plan if your home is not completed on time.
THINK RESALE! Choose a good location and plan to make your home desirable for resale down the road.
BE PREPARED FOR OVERAGES All upgrades will be charged to you, which may change your mortgage payment. Get all changes in writing and know that it may cause a delay and/or up-charge from your builder. Be aware that too many upgrades can cause appraisal issues.
We had an amazing experience founding our new home,
I must say after the assessment with our agent she know exactly what we were looking for and with in few days she found The house that we were dreaming of!
We are very happy !!There is nothing that we regard about about our new home
- Fawzi or Adeeba Oray
Katie showed us lots of different options to look out and was always available for help.
- Logan Brosseau
Since we did not live in Fargo, Katie had more to do to keep everything moving towards the closing date, and she did a superb job!
- Richard Kesyler
Katie Kelsh was fantastic, we are just completing our 3rd transaction with her, and I recommend her very highly. You'll be happy!!!!! Diligent, timely with that sense of urgency we all like in biz, and doesn't get rattled. Problems arise, and she works with all to solve them.
- Richard Weinstein
Katie was always kind and helpful. She listened to me and was considerate with my needs. She was efficient. She was aggressive when it was appropriate. She is really good at what she does! Thank you!
- Laree Balvitsch
I had an awesome realtor, Katie was awesome very knowledgeable she helped me get the best deal possible and answered any questions I had
- Mark Gomez
I contacted a few realtors about assisting me with a purchase in eastern MN, since most were based in Fargo I didn't get much help. I spoke briefly with Katie Kelsh at Park Co. and within an hour she had contacted a realtor based in the area I was searching in and was willing to show multiple listings on several different occasions. Katie helped me navigate through disclosures involving flood zones and ground water, Multiple offer scenarios were I felt I was maybe not able to make a competitive offer, but Katie brought valuable insight into how my offer could stand out! I ended up with a beautiful property and I thanked Katie for all the help and perseverance she put into my home buying experience and am grateful I called Park Co.
- Geoffery Movold
Katie Kelsh was delightful to work with throughout the whole process of finding and purchasing our beautiful home and she continues to be of service as we transition into our new home. I would work with Katie again and highly recommend her to others. She is kind, engaging, very personable and I felt she represented us with a great amount of integrity.
- Lisa Gagliardi
Excellent real estate agent. Very willing to help us find the exact house we hoped to find. Took a lot of time listening to our needs and great follow up.
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