Is it Quality?
One of the strategies of some builders is simply not to include everything in their price, so they can make the sale.
Then what always happens is, the client (you) gets surprised with many prices hikes after the signing. We have heard this time and time again, for people that have come back to us after the fact.
This is a nightmare for the client, but they are stuck in the contract and the builder has full control to charge what they want.
The difficult thing for.you is often you don’t know exactly everything that needs to be covered in building.
For full transparency, that’s not who we are.
We are transparent.
We will give you the real price
And be completely honest.
That’s how we operate and run our business, and essentially who we are.
Do you look for a builder with proven experience and service?
Or do you look for the cheapest quote available? Maybe you are looking at choosing the builder who can build your home in the shortest amount of time?
Choose the cheapest builder, and there are going to be consequences!
If you want a good outcome, you need to invest some time researching to find the RIGHT builder.
For starters, when looking for builders in your area – look for a specialist. Avoid the jack of all trades
The builder that claims to do everything is a master of nothing, and lacks experience when it comes to your particular style of home.
If you are building a custom designed home, look for a builder that only does custom designed homes.
These guys are specialists, they are very experienced and know exactly what to expect. Notably, their trades are also experienced in a particular area of construction so the job will encounter fewer delays.
Look for a builder with an interactive website with examples of their previous projects and testimonials.
What you get in the sales process is a good indication of the service you will receive once a contract has been signed, so if a builder fails to return your calls or reply to your emails, move on.
Don’t waste your time chasing up an unresponsive builder as you will find yourself forever chasing them even once you have become a client.
At Adlington Homes, another key consideration we recommend is around the advice they are prepared to offer before you become a client. A professional builder will offer guidance regarding design and specifications.
Finally, ask them about their build process and ask to see a similar job that is currently in progress.
Looking at a current job in progress allows you to see a ‘real’ home for ‘real’ clients. This gives you a true indication of the workmanship that you can expect on your new home rather than looking through a purposely built ‘display home’ purely for display!
Ask the builder questions like, “How do you communicate with clients? How is the progress of each home tracked?” And the big question, “Can I see the schedule for that job?”
If the blood drains from his face and he starts making excuses, then RUN A MILE!
This is a sure sign that this builder operates without a plan!
And in this industry, a failure to plan is a plan to fail…
Really interview your builder.
Ask them their life story, really who they are… What’s the saying, the way we do one thing, is how we do everything.
Listen to their words, what’s important to them, what are the principles they operate from…
Do your research, make sure it’s a builder with the same values as you, and one that can be trusted.