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new construction in the suncoast of florida

new home. New life.

Southwest Florida new home builders are pulling out all the stops to entice the flux of homebuyers flocking to the area. New construction homes provide endless options to design your dream home, just the way you like it. Many new construction homes are built with energy certifications, including windows, roofs, doors, and appliance packages, providing you plenty of peace of mind, not to mention excellent resale value. New homes offer so many perks allowing you to enjoy your new home and not work on it weekend after weekend.

If you’re one of the thousands of people flocking to Florida looking for a beautiful place to retire, invest, raise a family, or start a brand new life, owning a new construction home could be just the ticket for you. However, finding the right community, homesite, and builder to suit your tastes can stop most people from considering a new construction home. But it doesn’t have to with the right REALTOR® by your side.

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a realtor for new construction

6 reasons why you need an experienced local REALTOR® when buying new construction.


They Can Help You Find a Reputable Builder

Knowing the builders with the highest quality of workmanship, warranties they offer, track records of resolving issues, and a clear understanding of their processes will steer you in the right direction from the start.

They Can Recommend Financing

Builders agents sometimes will try to pressure you into using their suggested professional, but an experienced buyer’s agent will guide you through shopping around for the best mortgage loan for your situation.

They Help Guide You On The Best Resale Value

Builders have so many options for upgrades and finishes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. An experienced real estate agent can recommend the upgrades that will get you the most in resale value, often suggesting finishes that might be cheaper to do on your own.

They Help Negotiate The Best Deal

Want that upgraded paint color in your new home? Need more for closing costs or additional upgrade credits? A buyer’s agent can often negotiate with the builder on the many extra perks, amenities, and upgrades you may want. Your agent can research the builder’s negotiating style and plan for an effective way to entice the builder to sweeten the deal.

Help You Review The Contract

The contract for new construction can be very complicated. An experienced agent can help you understand everything, from earnest money to floor plans to requested changes and deadlines. Everything must be in writing, and your agent will be sure all the verbal negotiations are all documented and are properly signed.

Provide Progress Reports

For most buyers and especially those from out-of-town, having a buyer's agent to provide you with progress photos and reports of the construction progress can make all the difference in calming nerves and keeping everyone on the same page.
Having the help of a knowledgeable REALTOR who regularly deals with new construction and builders in the local area and knows everything about the local communities will save you valuable time and money at no additional cost. Be sure to bring your agent to the first visit because some builders refuse to allow you to have representation if you don’t bring them along the first time you visit the model home.  Having a REALTOR by your side on new construction is just a win-win situation.

a realtor who knows the suncoast of florida

Why kim Stephens

As one of the top-performing Realtors in the area, I specialize in residential and new construction real estate throughout Sarasota County, especially in the Venice, Englewood, Osprey, and Nokomis areas of Florida’s Suncoast.

I have consistently placed among the top 20 Venice residential real estate sales associates by annual sales volume at the Venice Area Board of Realtors (VABR), out of nearly 600 members. In 2011, I was #1 in sales. My sales and service have been repeatedly recognized by RE/MAX, earning the Platinum Club, President’s Club, Hall of Fame, and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award honors.

I take great interest in integrity and professionalism, serving on the VABR board of directors while serving the community as a Sertoma member and volunteer.

Many of my clients who purchase new construction relied on me as their “boots on the ground” before, during, and after construction. I can show you communities based on your lifestyle and interests. I can help you from start to finish, including help to obtain financing, the design and finish selection process, and provide progress photos and status reports if you cannot be present.

Herald-Tribune First Place award.
REMAX Lifetime Achievement award.
Platinum award.
REMAX Hall of Fame award.
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kim stephens

Realtor® Broker/Associate

The Suncoast Life

1314 E Venice Ave Ste B
Venice, FL 34285-7160
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