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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I have done both and while I do love representing builders and the construction process, you can list and sell more resale homes.

If you're referring to buyers, we typically have fewer issues with new construction but, I also love, love, love selling them older homes too!

Feb 27, 2019 05:22 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
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I like them both. I work them both because, depending on the buyer, each has their advantages depending on needs.

For those who want a warranty on everything and to potentially pick out details such as appliances, flooring and colors- new homes are great.

For those who want to be able to see what the neighborhood, and their home for that matter, will look like- resale is great.

In the final analysis, I'm not the home buyer- my client is. So it matters little what my preferences are. I'm here to serve the client's needs.

Feb 27, 2019 03:42 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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You mean as a builder's rep? I wasn't drawn to that because I wanted to learn about many different kinds of transactions and you're basically learning just one over and over.

As a buyer's agent? New construction is great. Many moving parts, but a lot less for a buyer to be unhappy about post-closing, and here builders warranty for two years. And there are fewer unknowns than a 50 year old house with several previous owners.

Feb 27, 2019 03:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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It's all about satisfying your buyer clients... whatever they're happy with, I'm happy with.

Feb 27, 2019 03:55 AM
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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ
Serving Central & Northern New Jersey Since 1971

Andrew Cooper When I sold new construction, I was typically involved with that new construction either as a partner in the constuction job, or as the builder. Once, I only worked as a designer of some high-end homes.

But, I've never worked for a major builder, such as Pulte or Lennar. I don't think I'd like that type of atmosphere.

As for how I like selling new vs. selling resale, I really had no preference as either has their benefits and liabilities.

Feb 27, 2019 05:14 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Both equally. 

Feb 27, 2019 05:55 AM
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I enjoy both - new construction and resale.

Feb 27, 2019 05:50 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

New construction.

New construction is so rare, buyers tend to be less critical, more naive exhibiting less paranoia knowing the builder can still be found in the model house should something need corrected.

The voice of the house inspectors is greatly muffled in an environment where a warranty on EVERYTHING is still in affect.

Feb 27, 2019 05:11 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

You. Cant beat new construction, but it is not for everyone

Feb 27, 2019 02:46 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Definitely resale as large corporation/builders seem to be constantly trying to figure out a way of screwing commisssions out of real estate agents

Feb 27, 2019 06:45 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Like Nina Hollander said, it is about what is ideal for the client. A

Feb 27, 2019 06:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

New is exciting and educational and sells itself. Residential: The beat goes on

Feb 27, 2019 06:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer working with a buyer who is ready, willing, and able.

Feb 27, 2019 06:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

resale is quicker, I still don't trust a builder no matter how good it is going.

The masses just love new construction - the smell of a new house is just like a new car .... hard to beat.

Feb 27, 2019 05:55 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Mostly resale, only a few new builds and I prefer re-sale hands down.

Feb 27, 2019 05:39 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I love new construction. For many years working out of a model home and selling homes. I love the new construction life. Resales pose a steady flow of income and satidfction. But it takes work to build inventory, get them sold, attract new listings and get referrals. Once you do it is like a well oiled machine

Feb 27, 2019 05:10 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Enjoy both, I have worked with builders & resale , they are very different styles in the way you sell them

Feb 27, 2019 04:18 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

New construction is easier, but it doesn't hone my craft.

Resale is more work and makes me the expert I am.

I enjoy a mix of both and do work both.

Feb 27, 2019 07:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nothing stops you from doing both. 

Feb 27, 2019 06:39 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

At the end of my RE career I worked ONLY with new construction and I spent my whole career working towards that goal. When you work with builders and developers you list ALL there homes so it's not one here and one there. New construction seldom needs to be "fixed" before closing. It's just a lot cleaner in all aspects.

Feb 27, 2019 06:36 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I work with both, and enjoy them both.

Mar 09, 2019 10:32 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I prefer resale as there is more to think about and more to see and  enjoy right away

Mar 04, 2019 06:36 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say I like both.

 

Mar 02, 2019 10:00 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I work both and enjoy both. 

Feb 28, 2019 06:06 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Both - I enjoy helping people buy and sell homes. 

Feb 27, 2019 07:51 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Love New Construction

Feb 27, 2019 03:11 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Work with both, both have their positives and negatives.

Feb 27, 2019 09:50 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

once that new construction bug bites you, you'll be a loyal follower and search for new subdivisions to list....

I always did resales, but once you have a subdivision, you won't have time to play with resale homes.... you'll refer them.... if you have a team, you'll refer them to team members.... and everyone will have plenty of business....

Feb 27, 2019 09:23 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have done both and I have enjoyed both. What is best is taking advantage of the opportunity that currently presents itself.

Feb 27, 2019 07:58 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have had both good and bad experience with both.  So we are pretty equal.  I love sales of any kind so I will take any that comes my way.

Feb 27, 2019 07:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have no problem bringing a buyer to new construction, just make sure you register them before their first visit otherwise "bye-bye commission."  Wouldn't want to work sales, that's too much like a 8-5 job.

Feb 27, 2019 07:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't have a preference.  Each transaction is different.  Some are better than others.

Feb 27, 2019 07:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

New construction and I work directly with builders and not agents.

Feb 27, 2019 07:21 AM