We get it. Finding the perfect home builder to build your dream home can be an overwhelming experience, especially for first time homeowners. We’re here to help you navigate the salespeak and get down to the studs and nails that separate the great home building companies from the fly-by-night imposters. Not every home builder is built the same.
Get a bad feeling from how your potential home builder performs under the heat of these questions? It’s time to break the date and move on. But if your home builder stands the initial test, it’s time to move past the courtship period and start reading between the lines. Find yourself unsatisfied by the character of your potential home builder?
Move on – odds are your gut is accurate.
In home construction, satisfied customers are harder to come by than fancy awards and framed papers.
How to gauge the reputation of your home builder:
It’s not just about what a home builder claims, it’s how consistently they live up to the expectations.
How to discover how credible your home builder is:
Find a company that refuses to cut corners, and you’ll find a company that cares about your future home.
How to determine the integrity of your home builder:
Don’t fly through the basic bullet points of the sales presentation.
What to ask to find out how strong your home builder’s foundation
While you’re on the market, potential home builders will woo and schmooze you with lots of claims and great sounding offers. Focus your attention during these home sales pitches to find potential red flags that you’ll want to investigate further.
Be suspicious of the following claims:
“We’ll give you more square footage for less than our competitors.”
This claim sounds like a great deal, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s generally a sign of compromised craftsmanship. The home building company might be offering you a larger home with a smaller price tag, but odds are they’ll sacrifice quality at every stage of the building process.
“We’ll give you an allowance to shop for the fixtures you want.”
Allowances sound great, but they typically result in headaches for homeowners who aren’t prepared to shop efficiently for home fixtures, such as lighting elements and plumbing fixtures. It’s much more convenient for the homeowner when a builder offers to include fixtures in their proposals and building plans.
“We’ve got the best standard features on the market.”
Don’t fall for generic claims of great features. Ask for a detailed list of standard features from your home builder – what’s standard for one company may not be considered a standard feature from a competing company. Acquiring a detailed list ensures that your potential home builder is providing standard features that are of real value to your home.
“We don’t give out contact information for our former customers.”
If you hear this from your potential home builder, run. A company who is hesitant to connect you with former customers probably doesn’t have many satisfied customers in their records. Don’t settle for a home building company that can’t provide you with third-party recommendations of their work.
Ask targeted questions designed to get you the responses you are looking for.
Refuse to settle for questions that could be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.”
We recommend asking the following questions to the references provided by your home builder:
During every appointment with potential home builders, you should be keeping notes about your experiences. This compilation of notes will be helpful as you weigh the pros and cons of each building company as you look to make your final decision.
Here’s how Regent Homes stacks up against the rest:
With Regent Homes, you’ll be given the attention you deserve. Your questions matter to us, and we take pride in the honest and open communication we provide to our customers at every stage of the construction process.
Regent Homes refuses to take short cuts in the construction of your home. One way that we deliver above quality homes is through our commitment to thoughtfully hiring dependable and experienced subcontractors. We ensure that we’ve properly vetted our subcontractors before they are tasked with bringing your dream home to life.
We think of every detail, large and small, that goes into creating your future home. The construction of your home will be personally monitored by the founder of our business to ensure our highest standards of quality in every phase of construction.
We think that building a new home should be an exciting and stress-free experience. Regent Homes goes above and beyond the call of duty to treat each of our clients with respect, honesty, and undivided attention.
Regent Homes isn’t your standard, cookie-cutter custom home builder in Columbus Ohio. We care about delivering quality homes and exceptional experiences that enrich the lives of our customers. We know that saying that and proving it are two different things. Contact us today, and see how we measure up.