It’s easy to get referrals for nearly any service you need when you’re in the process of buying a home, but what about information on local home builders? Is there a way to get the scoop on them? Here are the best ways to discover the truth about the local builders in your area.
There are lots of ways to get information, especially word of mouth. Post the question on one of your Facebook pages or groups on Facebook. Everyone has an opinion, especially about anything that affects them personally, like their home. Social media is a great way to see how people really feel, one way or the other. You want to see the good, the bad, and the ugly about different builders and various neighborhoods. That way, and you can sift through your options to figure out what works for you.
Ask the Experts
Realtors in your area are a great source of information. Use them. They’re the ones who know about neighborhoods, schools, towns, and yes, builders. They can give you the lowdown on which builder is known to have the highest quality, the most options, the floor plans that fit your needs, and who builds where you want to live.
Ask the Association
Builders belong to local homebuilders’ associations. Get a list of homebuilders from them and then do some homework. You can find one in your area with this link: http://www.nahb.org/local_association_search_form.aspx
You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to get information on how different companies rank and if there are any complaints filed against them.
Ask the Source
Contact the homebuilders you think you might be interested in working with. Ask a lot of questions, and take notes. Get a feel for how they treat you, how they represent their product, what kinds of options and amenities they offer, and what neighborhoods they build in. You can get a lot of info directly from the source, if you pay attention.
While you’re doing your research on local homebuilders, be sure to check out Echelon Home Builders to see everything that’s available including floor plans, locations, and communities.
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Article by: Jennifer Elkow
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