I went to a new home center just off of Plum Canyon with a client of mine, with whom I had already “registered” with the new home builder.
We went again to make sure he was happy with the new home he was buying, the new home I was representing him on. When we walked in I observed a sales person that I had not encountered before.
He approached my client, I was coming, but lagging behind, he was pushy beyond pushy. He said, “in order to get you started, you need to sign in. Take this iPad and enter your information on it. Then we can help you.”
- Having your own agent at no cost to you!
- Finding out the phase number of the release
- Asking how much each phase has progressed “gained in price” from the beginning
- Finding out how much the true mello roos taxes are and if you can negotiate a 1 year or more credit?
- Making the new home builder’s agent reveal how they can keep your agent informed if a home falls out of escrow matching the one you want to purchase and giving you that at a discount.
He was fast, direct and to the point. After my client signed in, I said I was his agent. He said you must be here the first time your client enters the new home center or you cannot represent him. I said it had only been 25 seconds, I thought he was kidding, he was not.
Most new home agents are right on the mark, some are way off and are causing the new home builders profits for sure.
I further explained I had been present a couple of days ago and that I registered my client, I even had my copy of the receipt from my registering them in my car.
The lady I signed up my client with intervened. How embarrassing I thought. Too bad they are so aggressive, I bet they turn off a lot of people.
There is a lot of money to be saved if you have your own real estate representative when buying new homes from new home builders. Call me and I will explain my method. In order for me to represent you, you must not have entered your email or name in any way shape or form at the new home builder models and with the new home builder’s agent.
By this simplistic act, you give up a lot of $$$.
New Santa Clarita home activity – future building
Residential Projects in the Santa Clarita Valley and Links: Major Development Projects in SCV
Project Name Units to be Built Description Project Status
Whitaker Bermite 2,911 1,244 SFH and 1667 MFU Approved with Long Term Land Remediation
Vista Canyon 1,100 Single Family Homes Under Construction
Princessa Crossroads 925 Multi Family Homes Under Review
Sand Canyon Plaza 580 Apartments/Townhomes/Condos Approved
Aliento (Golden Valley Ranch) 495 Mixed Residential/Senior Units Under Construction
Bouquet Canyon Project 461 Single Family Homes/Town Homes/Bungalows EIR Process
Ravello/Placerita Ranch 322 Single Family Homes Planning Review
RiverVillage Area D 184 Multi Family Homes Under Construction
Park Vista 182 Single Family Homes EIR Process
Galloway Senior @ Five Knolls 140 Age Restricted Units Under Construction
Mancara at Robinson Ranch 109 Single Family Homes Planning Review
Dockweiler 21 96 Condos Planning Review
Avanti @ Westcreek 92 Single Family Homes Under Construction
West Creek / West Hills 88 Mixed Residential Under Construction
VTC Square 60 Mixed Residential Under Construction
Newhall Crossings 47 Mixed Use Residential (Will be Leased) Under Construction
TMC Residential 42 Single Family Homes Approved, On Hold
Links: (Master’s University Master Plan)
Ted Robinson 40 Single Family Homes Pending
Links: (I am guessing on this as 40 Single Family related to the Sand Canyon Country Club Project)
Canyon Brook 35 Single Family Homes Approved
Sand Canyon Estates 22 Single Family Homes Approved, No Action
8th Street Subdivision 17 Single Family Homes Under Review
- Sources: City of Santa Clarita and The California Economic Forecast
- SFH: Single Family Homes; MFU: Multifamily Units; TH: Townhomes