001: Do I really need a realtor? – with Linda Boehmer

Linda Boehmer on New Home Made Simple

“We always tell our clients, ‘Our goal is for you to love your home.’” — Linda Boehmer

Welcome to New Home Made Simple, where Cyndie Roche and her team of home building experts make everything about buying and building a new home make sense. Cyndie is a 25-year veteran of the home building and real estate industries. Join us as she breaks down the ins and outs of making sure you get what you want when you build your next home.

Today, Cyndie talks with Linda Boehmer, Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties, to talk about what role a realtor plays in the process of buying a new home. Linda is a founding partner of the Boehmer Team, a real estate firm with over 50 years of experience.

They discuss:

  • Finding the balance between builders, agents, and buyers
  • The history of the home building market in the last 20 years
  • The role of a realtor in the new home buying process
  • The impact of home buying shows on the buying process:
  • Shows shot in other states may not know the laws and regulations in your market
  • The value of a realtor who understands the new construction market
  • Helping buyers understand the varying costs of different options
  • The hard costs of building a home
  • A realtor that knows what their buyer wants; honing a buyer’s wants and needs and finding the community and floor plan that is right for them
  • What’s right for you vs. the buyer you will sell to down the line
  • Being able to accurately visualize the finished lot when looking at available lots before construction
  • How to sell the house you have so you can buy a new home
  • Double moves, lease-backs, and more
  • Keeping a list of preferred lenders
  • Inventory homes vs. going through the building process
  • Buying inventory can allow you to buy at undermarket rates
  • Buying inventory can help folks who need to see it to believe it
  • Why you should never feel like you settled when buying a home
  • Builders keep getting smarter