Elite’s Project Division recently added a third new development to its growing roster of new projects allowing agents a multitude of exciting brand new inventory to sell. With a background in new developments from the builders’ side, Paul Chicoine, Division President of Project Sales for Elite, has been leading the charge in adding new projects and lists the following top reasons that Buyers tend to navigate to newly constructed homes:
# 1. Amenities
When buying in a new development which typically means Master or planned communities, you are typically buying a lifestyle which can include amenities such as golf courses, clubhouses or parks and community spaces that are close to transit and schools.
#2. A Selection of Floor Plan Options with Personalization
Typically, the layout in a new or pre built construction home will favor wide-open floor plans, larger bedrooms and bathrooms with plenty of natural light. Developers also offer a wide range of finishes and amenities which allow buyers to add their own new personal touches throughout the home.
# 3. Smart Homes with Advanced Technology and less Maintenance
Smart technology options allow buyers to automate everything from speakers and cable to internet and alarm systems. A newly built home also requires less maintenance since everything from appliances to the HVAC system and roof are brand new and warranties can protect your new home for years before you need to undertake any major repairs.
# 4. Healthy & Safe
Most of today’s new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes which were not available in the past. Items such as high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners use the latest in environmentally-friendly coolants. Even cabinets, carpets and paints with organic compounds are used to improve the indoor air quality so that you and your family can breathe easier.
# 5. Efficiency
From more efficient insulation and windows that create airtight homes that are less expensive to heat and cool than older models, to new appliances and home systems that are more energy efficient, everything is geared toward more efficient homes with lower utility bills.
“Of course, agents love selling new developments for many of the same reasons, as well as having the added inventory and new excitement a new project can bring to an area”” says Paul “The key is finding a developer and a builder who offers what Buyers care about.”