Always use a buyer’s agent when building a home; this can be one of the most rewarding and yet stressful things you do. Like most things in life, there are significant benefits to working with experts. Always remember that the site agent represents THE BUILDER, not you. Their job is to get signed contracts; not represent your best interests. Even the playing field – at no cost – and bring us into the equation; we work for you only.
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The Hank Miller Team is your second set of eyes when building a home
The model home agent IS NOT your friend
The helpful, cheerful agent in the model home is not your ally. That agent works solely for the builder; they are contractually and legally bound to represent them, not you. Of course they will encourage you to write an offer and walk you through the process. But make no mistake; they are fully and completely aligned only with the builder. Things will go wrong; when they do you’ll benefit from experts that know the process and how to deal with builders. The site agent…well they’ll smile and say “that’s how it’s supposed to be”.How New Home Buyers Walk Into Trouble
Research ALL options, not just new homes
There’s more behind the decision to build a new home than most people think. We complete area research just as with existing homes, and then add the additional dimension of new homes. How do new and existing compare? What are the trends with new construction, this builder, this community? What can be expected down the road? Is building a financially sound move compared to buying an existing home? You will be well educated and the benefit of the research that we provide will be clear.Is a New Home Better Than an Existing Home?
We help keep you sane during the build
Sitting in a design center picking your cabinet pulls before the first shovel of dirt is moved can be daunting. Most builders are “production builders”; they offer few choices because their objective is to build and close homes. We quickly cut through the clutter and offer sage advice on everything from lot selection to upgrades. We will save you from being mesmerized by that list of overpriced options or that siren song from the “preferred” lender.What to Expect When Building a Home
We're there when things get sideways
Every build – every one – has issues. Builders have excuses and almost all are complete nonsense. We ride herd on the build. We’re out there on a regular basis, we’ll suggest private inspectors, we’ll be there for every walk through and meeting and we are your advocate at every step of the way right through completion. We’ve handled builds with the wrong brick; wrong cabinets, incorrectly placed walls, wrong fixtures and colors…pick a topic. We’ve had to threaten litigation, use Linked-In to shoot emails to regional and national reps and become the squeaky wheel; prefer not to but always ready.Will You Get the Home You're Building?
Hank Miller, SRA - Associate Broker and Certified Appraiser
Hank Miller, SRA has been working in real estate full time since 1989, he is both an active certified appraiser and associate real estate broker. Hank’s candor, attention to detail and transparency are the result of tens of thousands of appraisals and hundreds of sales transactions. His clients appreciate and benefit from his “data first” approach which is diametrically opposed to the how the majority of agents operate. As his Zillow reviews demonstrate, Hank recognizes the responsibility he has to each and every client. The responsibility and trust placed on Hank by clients is not lost on him or any member of the team. READ MORE about Hank Miller.Contact Hank Today
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Here's What Hank's Clients Have to Say...View Hank’s Zillow Reviews
Hank Miller is hands down, the best agent we have ever worked with (and we’ve worked with many over the years). Not only were we looking for our next house, but we were moving from NY to Georgia with school aged kids. Therefore, we needed an agent who could quickly help educate us on neighborhoods that fit our needs/wants, be flexible and responsive to visiting GA on a moment’s notice to house hunt, and be our eyes and ears on the ground while we were still in NY. We are so thankful and appreciative of his efforts, honesty and knowledge of everything real estate. You won’t find a harder working, more knowledgeable agent that you’ll actually enjoy working with.
Hank did an excellent job for us in buying our new home in Milton, GA. Having been in the real estate industry for over 35 years, I can honestly say that Hank is the best residential real estate professional I have ever worked with. I would recommend him to others without reservation. He has excellent communication skills and market knowledge. Being new to the area, I came to rely heavily on his advice and guidance thoughout the purchase process. His post closing followup was superb.
I worked with Hank on buying a house in a small targeted area. Hank was very patient and professional. His appraisal “lense” and background was critical when we focused our search on several specific properties. I was so impressed with his skills we also used him for the sale of our current house. He and his team did a fantastic job marketing and supporting the negotiations of the sale. He is one of the best agents I have worked with and would definitely work with him in the future.
We thought hank was the best real estate agent that we’ve worked with. His approach of “full disclosure” was unlike anything we’ve seen, at no point did he push to just complete a sale. We were very pleased with his methodical approach to isolating the homes that worked for us. He is very conservative – almost negative – when he walks a home. As he said, he is looking for potential issues that we might miss. We knew that when Hank said “this is a good one” that is was both in terms of price and appeal. We have no reservations about the home that we sold or the new one that we’ve purchased. Hank is a fantastic and conscientious agent.