New Home Construction?

Selecting a builder

Shopping for a large production or custom home builder can be a daunting task. With Eslinger Realty's over 35 years experience in the Homebuilding business we can help you ask all the right questions that help you design what style home would best fit your families needs.. Due diligence is essential. Ask friends for referrals to get firsthand accounts; verify the builder's state license status, if applicable; and check whether they're certified by the National Association of Home Builders.

It's all about timing

Market conditions greatly dictate a builder's incentive to make a deal you cannot refuse. When a builder has inventory on his hands, his carrying costs start adding up. When this happens, a builder might be more amenable to strike a favorable deal, whether it's throwing in upgrades or taking a bit off the asking price. A real estate agent can help you know when market conditions are right for these benefits. Also, watch for builder close-out sales. Builders promote these special events when a new subdivision is near completion but empty inventory still remains.

The Builder representative and your Real Estate Agent

A builder representative's ultimate goal is to sell you a home. His or her role is to provide a wide range of information to help you in your decision-making, from building restrictions, roads and easements to inspections, warranties, rebates and upgrades. A real estate agent knowledgeable in new-home construction will be able to help you wade through all the data and point out the downsides and upsides of each line item. Your agent also can look out for your interests in reviewing the builder's contract, which often contains more legal jargon than consumer-friendly language.

Opting for new home construction

Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder. 


 




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If you are thinking of Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate, "Think Eslinger Realty"

Jeffery D. Eslinger

Realtor®

941.915.9961

941.922.3879 FAX

EslingerRealtySarasota@gmail.com


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Testimonials

  • “We were very happy with the service we received during our home shopping and eventual purchase. Jeff was very responsive to our questions, always easy to reach and quick to return calls when needed. Jeff’s knowledge of construction was helpful on more than one we viewed. We would not hesitate to recommend Jeff to anyone buying or selling a home.”

    — Ross and Julie Hiner, August, 2012

  • “Our family moved to Sarasota from Orlando. Jeff helped us find our home, It worked out very well. I was very happy with him. If I was going to sell or buy another house, I would contact him first.”

    — Michelle Fisher, April, 2012

  • “Jeff came and explained the Selling process to us. He really expressed how he liked our home. He was very nice, personable and helpful throughout the whole process of selling our home in Sarasota. I would highly recommend his services.”

    — Indira Battan, May, 2013

  • “Our family moved to Sarasota from Orlando. Jeff helped us find our home, It worked out very well. I was very happy with him. If I was going to sell or buy another house, I would contact him first.”

    — Michelle Fisher, April, 2012

  • Searching for, negotiating, and closing on a property is quite the process these days. With that said, I can attest that Jeff Eslinger is in fact, the ultimate professional. He has an impressive knowledge of the real estate market, is extremely cognizant in the area of building and construction and to top it all off he is both honest & straightforward in his methods. Above all, He has an ability to see the homes through your eyes; while never losing sight of your "must have" list and believe me ours was quite lengthy. He was diligent in his responses and if he didn't have the answer at his fingertips he would attain it within hours. I will further recommend him with the highest marks as his hands on approach and knowledge of todays market made this a much smoother undertaking than we ever anticipated. All in all, Jeff never gave up on his pursuit to find us the perfect home (even when we sometimes did) and he always made us feel like we were his most important client.

    — Nancee Jackson, January 2014

  • Jeff was very instrumental in helping us find and purchase our new home. We had very specific criteria which I know made the search difficult. He found us our "dream" house with all the criteria we were seeking and due to his intimate local knowledge, he found it before it went on the market which translated to a smooth process, quick closing and happy buyers and sellers. I wholeheartedly recommend Jeff and have in the past..

    — Chris & Melissa Tomasso, December 2013

  • I know Jeff for more than ten years. Who would be more qualified than Jeff to handle your real estate needs? - Third generation local Sarasota family home building company , spent his entire career in the real estate and building industry, grew up in Sarasota, honest, high integrity family man..

    — Lou Rendemonti, December 2013

  • I chose Jeff to be my buyer's agent and had a wonderful experience. Before i worked with Jeff, I had been actively looking for homes for about a year. As soon as Jeff started working with me, we found my dream home in no time at all. Jeff was always available to me, and would promptly respond to emails/calls. Our experience with Jeff while professional was also very personal, he made sure to listen to exactly what i wanted and wouldn't settle for anything less. As a first time buyer he made sure i stayed informed from start to finish, and his knowledge and advice were extremely valuable. When I finally found the perfect home for me, Jeff worked very fast to make sure I would land it at the price I wanted. He handled negotiating the entire deal very well and helped me coordinate all the other aspects of appraisals, inspections, and other services...

    —Kylie Jackson, December 2013


  • We were very happy with the service we received during our home shopping and eventual purchase. Jeff was very responsive to our questions, always easy to reach and quick to return calls when needed. Jeff’s knowledge of construction was helpful on more than one we viewed. We would not hesitate to recommend Jeff to anyone buying or selling a home..

    —Ross and Julie Hiner, August 2012

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