Here’s some advice on what you should and shouldn’t upgrade through the builder.


Representing a buyer on a brand-new home purchase is always an exciting experience for me as an agent. It’s always fun to choose your own finishings, colors, hardware, etc. Customizing your home is really what makes it yours, but not every potential buyer is sure where to start.


Which upgrades should you make through the builder, and which should you wait to do until after the home is purchased? That's a very common question, and my main advice is to do any structural upgrades through the builder while you’re constructing the home. The same goes for cabinets and countertops, as well as any electrical and plumbing work.


When it comes to things like flooring, painting, and light fixtures, you can typically do all of that on your own for much cheaper.


If you have other questions for me about new construction or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.