If you haven’t built a home before then how would you know what the steps are to find the right builder and the right community for you? Bottom line is what you want and hopefully you find this article when trying to figure out the best builder for you!
1. Who designs the home?
There are so many builders out there that have the sales representative in the model design and sell their homes so you NEVER meet the builder or you meet the builder during the build process. It is really scary to consider when you will be spending 6 to 7 months designing then building the home. And build with someone that you haven’t met? Is this a good idea?
Here at Michael Lee Inc, you get to actually spend hours with the builder, David Frosch. That’s a long time to work with someone, so you want to ensure you feel comfortable with your choice in builder. Make sure your builder hears you and your needs as you are investing your money, and they should want to ensure that you are happy with the home.
2. How long has this builder been in business?
The reality is that a lot of builders failed when the market took a downturn in the mid- 2000s. Only a select few builders survived and you should know this and ask. There have been several that walked away from lots and debt plus their clients! When a builder shuts its doors no longer had the warranties on their homes to fall back on. If you ask around, there are builders out there that closed their doors then re-emerged in a new name and sometimes with the next generation. Find out who you are truly working with because this may affect you in the future. Will they stand by their business like Michael Lee Inc has and weather the storm while re-structuring their business to stay in business for their clients? When times were tough, Michael Lee Inc. did not give up.
3. What will happen after the build?
Custom builds are so much fun to design and build, but what happens after you move in, if there is an item that comes up. How does this builder address those items? As the question on how claims are handled whether it’s a smaller item like nail pops to large items like a faulty window. How is this cared for, so you know how you are treated after the sale too! Here at Michael Lee Inc, our materials are tested and our venders want to please us as a loyal customer. In return, they want our clients happy so we remain in business with them. They will do what it takes and stand by their workmanship!
Knowing that you have a quality, reputable builder that has been around the block a time or two should make you feel more at ease when you take the next step. Now call us today to learn more about a complete custom designed home starting in the $390s!