Not only do you need a Realtor but you need an experienced Realtor. In small Fairfield County towns such as Darien and New Canaan there are builders and then there are builders.
The high quality, established builders have almost all been around for a long time. Even when the market was down and new construction was non-existent, they busied themselves with remodels. The local builders are known quantities and their product has a reputation around town. The experienced Realtors all know them and the level of the work that they do.
And don’t be fooled by one year warranties. Many problems such as bad dry wall, poorly laid stone or tile,a bad exterior paint job and other things,don’t rear their heads for a couple of years- well after any warranty has expired.
Call me to learn more about what new builds are available in the area in your price point. 203-554-0951. Call or text.