Durbin Crossing is one of the hottest and fastest growing communities in St Johns County right now. Since it is hard to find a home that is on the market that is not a short sale at this time, many buyers have elected to build a new home in order to get what they want, and to speed up the process. Instead of waiting for 6 months to get a short sale approved that may need a lot of work to get it up to living standards, you can have a brand new home built and move right into it when it is completed.
Should you use a REALTOR when buying a new home?… ABSOLUTELY! As a builder/contractor before relocating to Florida some years ago, I know that builders will look out for their best interest most cases. It only makes sense, if you were trying to get something sold, you would try to get the most money out of it too. Using a REALTOR can help save you money and some of the stress. When buying a new construction home, you are typically working with a builder sales person and not the builder / owner directly. It is similar to buying a new car. The sales person will take the deal to their “manager” to see what they can do. It goes back and forth, until a deal is negotiated. When you use a REALTOR to get the job done for you, it then puts you on an even playing field. You now have someone to look out for your best interest, just like the builder does with their sales person. As a REALTOR I am a professional negotiator. I do it on a daily basis with lenders on short sales, homes sellers, and the home builders. I use some techniques that have been proven to work and help close real estate transactions. I can also help you from getting emotionally attached to the home during the negotiating process so you do not make a quick decision to give into the pressure of the higher price or less options they may try to talk you into. If we make a realistic and logical plan, we can be sure to get you the perfect home for a great price. The best part of all is that my service to you is 100% free since the home builder has to pay me under a co-op agreement. Please call, text, or email me before you start looking at new homes. Once you sign with a builder, you are locked in.
Let’s find you a new house!
Mike Schwiebert, REALTOR
INI Realty Investments, INC
Below is a list of Home Builders in Durbin Crossing: