Building your own home in Colorado comes down to a simple first step: finding a piece of land on which to build. Colorado is massive and has an incredibly varied landscape from rolling plains in Falcon to the breathtaking Rocky Mountains in Cripple Creek. Choosing the right piece of land is easily the most important decision you will be making during the journey of building your custom home. But searching through dozens of listings and advertisements for land can be daunting, which is why it might be beneficial to work with a realtor. Not all realtors are ideally suited for land acquisition however, which is why it is important to pick smart and make sure your realtor is right for you. Below are a few tips to help you on your way to finding a great realtor.
Find a realtor others have worked with
The best place to start when looking for a realtor is to ask friends and colleagues if they have a realtor who took great care of them and found them what they were looking for. A realtor can have plenty of information about land sales and may even look like the right fit from a quick search online. But the most honest feedback you can receive about a realtor is from someone who has worked with them one on one.
Look at Real Estate offices who specialize in land sales
Most Real Estate agencies have a portion of their agents working on specifically land sales. If it is an agency that has a reputation for doing good work, then it is always a good idea to ask them if they have a realtor that specializes in land sales. Sit down for a quick chat to see if it is a good fit. You may also want to look for a buyer’s agent, who is well versed in closing deals quickly and representing the client’s goals.
Meet agents that represent the area you are trying to build
If you are driving through the area in which you hope to build your home and see a sign advertising a particular agent then take a note of where their next open house is going to be. Once you have had a chance to talk and establish a relationship while the agent is actively working in the area then that may be a good gauge as to whether or not you would like to work with them and the agency they represent.
Interview potential realtors
Once you have list of realtors you have compiled from referrals, internet searches, and open houses then it is time to sit down in a casual interview setting. The only questions that go unanswered are the ones that you don’t ask, so make sure to have plenty of questions prepared and that your goals are well represented in the first meeting. You will be working with your realtor closely to find the perfect piece of land so choose wisely and don’t try to move into something too quickly.
When working with Pregio homes, we will do whatever we can to get you connected with a realtor that not only specializes in land sales but that also places a high value on your dream of building a custom home. Check out our Realty Resources page here, or contact us today to get in contact with some of our best realtor connections!