You are about to embark on building a custom home. There are few things in life as rewarding as watching your new home emerge before your very eyes. But where do you begin?

The first step in building your new custom home is choosing a lot that meets your needs. No doubt, there are many lots from which to choose. But how do you find a lot that suits you and your plans for that new home?

This is where a REALTOR® can help ease the building process for you. This is because a REALTOR® can provide a local knowledge of the area and lots available in the various neighborhoods that you might be considering.

For example, you might want a location based on it’s curb appeal, or maybe its location in relation to work, shopping, schools etc. Furthermore, they also understand the dynamics and typical values in a given neighborhood. This is important because you want your new home situated among homes of a similar value.

Also, REALTORS® tour many homes on a regular basis. As they do, they get a better understanding of the work of the builders in their local area. They can be a great source to help you select a few quality builders for you to interview prior to beginning the process of building your new home. Your REALTOR® can also co-ordinate for you to tour some examples of their work.

Another benefit of using a REALTOR® is they have a good feel for the various floor plans you might be considering, and show you some homes that would provide you a better understanding as well. There is a great deal to consider as you look at various floor plans such as the layout of the floor plan, the flow of the plan, the feel for the size of the rooms, etc. They also might be able to help you see potential changes that could be made in the plans that would fit your lifestyle.

Also, a REALTOR®, with their understanding of their local market, can be most helpful when it comes to keeping an eye on the possibility of re-sale. It is nice to know that you have brought your REALTOR® on board of your team of experts early on in the process with an eye toward the future!!!

If you are thinking of building in Pullman Washington, I would love to help you begin the process of making your new custom home a reality. Building may not be as expensive or as time consuming as you think. I would love to help you explore the possibility of making your dream home a reality!

About the Author:The above piece was provided by Lori Cofer, a local Pullman WA Real Estate Agent. Lori can be reached via email at or by phone at 509-330-0086. Lori is happy to assist you in all your Pullman real estate and Moscow Real Estate needs.

Looking for Moscow Idaho Real Estate? Lori is happy to assist you in all your Pullman Washington Real Estate and Moscow Idaho Real Estate needs. Lori is “Your Moscow Idaho Real Estate Connection”

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