Building your new home: Step-by-step process for new construction stages, phases & terms
Below is the new home construction process in chronological order that Monique measures and monitors throughout the transaction:
Time and time again, Monique has heard of the frustration and disappointment that buyers of new home construction have gone through because they feel totally lost and their agent didn’t have the knowledge to guide them through this complex process.
It is not an easy process to buy or sell an existing property and we all know it can be a stressful, tiring process. Building a new home is even more complex, tedious and stressful, and can be much more frustrating if you, the buyer, do not have proper guidance from a Realtor that is an expert in this area of real estate (New Construction) to represent you. It is much more than simply writing a contract/offer and then handing you the keys at closing! As a real estate professional, this entire process requires diligence at every step, paying attention to detail and being in constant communication with the project manager, the on-site agent and you, the buyer.
To be able to assist you (the buyer) to the extent that is needed, the real estate professional needs to understand the end-to-end process of building a house, from scraping and grading the home site, pouring concrete, framing the structure to electrical, plumbing and HVAC. In addition, your real estate professional needs to understand proper insulation, brick and mortar work, roofing options (materials, colors, and warranty), city inspectors, job site inspections, permitting, landscaping, certificates of occupancy (CO), builder warrantees, HOA rules and regulations, blue prints and so much more.
As a real estate professional, Monique leverages the fact that she previously worked for a local builder by utilizing the knowledge she acquired in this field with buyers of new home construction that she represents. Monique has taken many classes on new home construction, built many homes over the course of her career and continually studies and updates her knowledge base as needed.