When building a new construction home, one thing that some people may overlook is the concept of using a Realtor during the process. There are huge benefits that come with having an advocate in your corner looking out for YOUR best interests. In a new construction scenario when the builder is represented by an agent, if the future homeowner does not have their agent by their side, they are immediately at a negotiating disadvantage. An experienced agent can also keep a builder on track from a timeline standpoint and can act as an intermediary between the homeowner and the builder when there are difficult discussions that need to be had. As much as everyone wants the new construction process to be dream scenario without any issues or problems, we all know people who have bad experiences.

At Patriot Realty we have worked with countless builders in all corners of the Twin Cities and have the expertise to help you through all phases of the process. Because of this, we can help you through the decision making process to ensure that you get the details that you want in your new home, while also making selections for the home that will keep future resale value in mind. One thing that you might find interesting is that most builders in new construction developments have already calculated in an expense to pay our fee; if you don’t have representation then that fee likely ends up right on the builder’s bottom line. Ultimately it is important to have someone experienced on your side protecting you and simplifying the process for you. We would love to help and hope that you reach out to Patriot Realty if you are looking to build or buy new construction!

Should you waive the inspection?

In the rush to make your offer as attractive as possible, waiving the inspection may seem like a tempting option to get the seller to choose your offer over the competition. Here’s why that is a bad idea.

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2018 was a fantastic year at Patriot Realty. We have our current and past clients to thank along with many other industry partners that we work with to help clients achieve their goals! Highlights in 2018 include adding 2 additional licensed Realtors, bringing our team at Patriot Realty to 8. We also are fortunate to have new office space in Roseville near the corner of Snelling and Larpenteur! With our licensed agents living in all corners of the greater Minneapolis / St. Paul area, there is an expert from our team to help you wherever he/she may be needed.

Despite the fact that we are in the middle of winter and the busy holiday Season, we see opportunities in the market and hope that you reach out to discuss any needs or goals. We value all of our relationships with current and past clients and look forward to meeting new contacts and learning about each and every one of them. Our team at Patriot Realty wants to wish everyone a great 2019!

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When winter begins its inevitable decline in temperatures, it is often the case that the home selling market follows suit. In fact, you may remember this graph from our October blog post last year: Continue reading ..