How to Choose the Right Home Builder
Building a new home is one of, if not the biggest investments you’ll make in a lifetime. This being said, it’s so important to get it right.
Choosing the right home builder is vital to a smooth building process that culminates in a happy handover at the end.
Stroud Homes has processes and systems, warranties and guarantees in place to ensure that each and every client walks away happy and is 100% satisfied with the end product – their dream home.
Stroud Homes Melbourne North’s Sales Consultant Mark Booth explains what to look for in a home builder, and what to avoid.
Mark urges clients to ask their builder if they have a guaranteed start date and a guaranteed build time, and to watch out for the build times out there that are watered down and offer you no assurance about when your new home is going to be finished.
Stroud Homes offers you real guarantees and commitments that will make your home build a stress-free experience.
“We offer you a 20 week build time which starts at council approval and finishes at handover,” explains Mark. “And we’re on site within 7 days of council approval and bank commencement letter.”
These are the promises your builder makes to you and you can hold them to.
Stroud Homes also offers a 12 months maintenance warranty period, backed up by the Statutory homeowner’s warranty set by the industry.
One of the appeals of building versus buying existing is getting exactly what you want. But a lot of builders won’t allow you to change their standard plans whether it be an internal wall, change the footprint or even look at developing a whole new plan with you.
Stroud Homes understands that the greatest competition is the existing home market and is therefore sensitive to ensure clients the balance is right for both their budget and for their lifestyle.
“Building with Stroud Homes you can get the house you want,” says Mark.
“In the end, you are the one who is going to live in your new home so you know what’s going to work for you and your family.”
Some builders offer a ‘Base price” meaning not everything is included for in the quote.
When building with Stroud Homes you can rest assured that what you see is what you get as all quotes are black and white and include everything you need to move in to your new home
“It’s easy to fall in love with that perfectly staged display home which is jam packed with all the bells and whistles that are not included in the builders’ base price ,” says Mark.
With that said, Stroud Homes does feature upgrades in the display but then “it’s made very clear that we are presenting some snazzy upgrades which you can choose in your home if you wish and this is how much they cost to do so,” adds Mark.
There are a lot of things to consider before you decide on your builder.
Before you sign any contract, make sure you ask these crucial questions. Outlining your expectations ahead of time can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run.
Here’s a handy checklist to look at when in the process of picking a new home builder: