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What is the difference between a real estate developer and a construction company?

Owning a new property means you are in the exciting process of choosing location, style, size and all the features you want to meet your needs. But who should you approach to make your purchase: a real estate developer or a building company?

There are several misconceptions and misunderstandings in the real estate world and one of the main ones is this. So that there is no more confusion, we want to explain the difference between a real estate developer and a building company.
In short: developers develop and builders build. In other words, a developer looks for opportunities to develop housing projects. It finds the land to create the development, obtains the necessary permits, creates building lots and places everything necessary for the homes to have services such as drainage, electricity and water. 

Once all this is in place, the construction company comes in and builds the property.  

A construction company can also be a developer (and vice versa). In fact, many are. But building and developing are two different things.

What does a real estate developer do? 

  • Purchase the land where the homes will be built.
  • Hire engineers, surveyors and landscapers to design the streets, landscaping and common areas.
  • Make decisions about the amenities that the residential or community to be developed will have: swimming pools, clubhouse, walking and exercise trails, etc. 
  • Sells the land ready to build. Your buyers can be either construction companies or individuals who wish to build a home.

What is a construction company responsible for?

  • It buys the best land from real estate developers. 
  • It designs the plans of the property to be built.
  • It builds the entire house.
  • The builder may also be in charge of selling the property it built.

Are you looking for a developer or construction company in Puerto Vallarta?

Whether you are looking for a subdivision or planned residential development with all the amenities to live quietly and comfortably, or a home located in the best areas of Puerto Vallarta, in Grupo Gova we have the best option for you. 

We are a real estate and construction agency with exclusive developments in the area of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. 

Homes in social communities with large green areas and intelligent designs, or high-end residential with elegant spaces. You decide where you want to live according to your needs, desires and budget. 

No matter if it is the first home you are going to buy or a second investment, we will advise you throughout the process, so you can make the best decision with the quality and value that characterize us. 

Get in touch with us. Our real estate consultants will be happy to answer all your questions and show you the wide range of homes we have available in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

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