A new home is one of the most significant decisions, and experiences one can go through in their lives. Consequently, choosing a builder for this project is extremely important. In hopes of assisting you with this process, we’ve put together the following 5 factors you must take into account before deciding a new home builder!
A majority of new builders specialise in a particular field such as first-time buyer homes, custom designs and high-end luxury homes. We believe there’s minimal benefit to approaching a high-end builder if you are a first-time home buyer. Further, a first-time home buyer builder is unlikely to provide your household with a top-end custom design if that’s what you’re after. We recommend you choose new home builders who specialise in your unique need – this way you’ll best guarantee your household is satisfied with the delivered works!
2. Past and Current Clients
One of the best ways to determine if a new home builder consistently produces quality works and is worthy of your business is to review their past projects. No, we’re not talking about checking out all the homes they’ve built. But rather read their reviews from past and current clients. We always say, check a number of sources, including Google My Business and Product Review, and don’t just rely on the positive words showcased on their site. Any reputable builder will have no issue in providing past customers, supply good references beyond the ones on their website.
3. Access to Resources ($)
In the name of uber-competitiveness, builders are cutting their prices to keep winning new clients. While that might equate to a good deal for families here and there, the biggest financial factor to take into consideration is if the builders are financially stable in the long-term. While financial records don’t guarantee that you’ll be happy with final works, these do indicate several things that make an organisation reputable such as their advice, philosophy, and resources. We say look for a team with secure resources such as exclusive access to land developments, bulk purchasing powers and stable income.
4. Liked Location/s
Almost all established home builders have a location preference – likely to be an area where their pricing is most competitive and/or yields the highest profit margins for them. We suggest not only choosing a builder who has ties to your desired area but also one with homes and access to land throughout Perth – you never know when another a great suburb might pop up!
5. Someone to Invite Over for a BBQ
From our experiences, many smaller builders are capable of and gladly offer a personalised service, whereas, larger builders often take a hands-off approach to the relationship. If you’re the type of family that would like regular updates and to develop a good enough relationship with your builder to invite them over for a barbie once the home is official yours, then getting an insight into their personality beforehand is essential. One of the best ways to determine if your family fits with a new home builder is to organise a, if not multiple face-to-face meetings with the respective consultant and builder.
If you are in the market for a new home in Perth, we recommend getting in touch with Move Homes. A member of the Prime Group, Move Homes has built over 15,000 homes for West Australian families over the last 50 years. With over 40+ home designs, countless house and lands packages throughout Perth, including prime living areas such as Landsdale, Piara Waters and South Guildford, Move Homes are likely to have a solution for you!