When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams?Below are some reasons why buyers are interested in purchasing a new build:Everything in the house is new/never used (49%)To be close to family (41%)The home is the best value for their money (37%)Appealing home features (34%)Desirable location (34%)So, then why did most of the buyers surveyed choose not to purchase a new home?1) LocationBuyers could not find new construction in the desired neighborhood, and some felt that new construction is not established (e.g., landscaping, community, neighbors).2) TimingBuyers face the end of a lease or sale of their previous property and could not wait for a house to be built.3) PriceSome buyers felt that new construction base prices were deceiving. Adding upgrades and HOA fees no longer made the home fit in their price range.4) AppealFor some buyers, new construction homes are too “cookie cutter,” and models are limited. Others feel that the charm and uniqueness of an existing house trumps one that’s never been lived in.Bottom LineNot all buyers are looking for a newly built house! There are many buyers looking for “the charm and uniqueness” of an existing home. If you are considering selling your house, don’t wait! Let’s get together to come up with a plan to feature the charming details of your house to future buyers.