6 Tips for Choosing a Home Developer

Posted on by Michelle Munoz-Guzman

Are you interested in having a custom home built? New home communities in Greensboro typically have one or a few home developers who build most of the houses in the neighborhood and continue to develop it as it grows. You can choose one from among those builders, or go with someone else entirely. Not sure how to choose? Consider these tips. 

Find a builder whose homes match your style

Look at the photographs of the homes the builder has built before on their website or drive through the neighborhood they have developed. Most builders have a certain style, a common thread that runs between their homes even though each one may be different. Do the homes look the way you want your home to look? 

Make sure the builder can build within the regulations of the HOA

There may be certain limitations on the size and style of home you can build in the neighborhood based on homeowner’s association rules. If you go with an outside builder, someone who hasn’t built a home in the development yet, make sure they can build a home that will meet the requirements. 

Check the builder’s background

An established home developer will have built a solid reputation in the community. Find out how long they have been in business and how many homes they have built. Read reviews online, check their licensing, and review their status with the Better Business Bureau. 

Look for financial stability

Make sure the builder has no history of financial issues and that they are currently in good standing. Ask for recent financial and sales reports. You may be able to get information from financial institutions. 

Get references from previous customers or just ask around the neighborhood

Ask the builder for some references of recent customers and follow through with contacting them. Walk around the neighborhood and ask the residents of homes built by the developer if they are satisfied and if their home was completed on time and on budget.

Look for quality red flags

You want to be sure you choose a builder who uses quality materials and craftsmanship. Any major quality issues with the builder’s previous homes may have shown up in the news. Minor quality issues may have resulted in the builder returning to homes they built to fix problems. This is another point to ask the residents of the neighborhood. 

Looking for New Home Communities in Greensboro?

Smith Marketing of Allen Tate RealtorsⓇ can help you find available homesites in the most highly desired new home communities in Greensboro. With inside information on the home developers who have worked in these neighborhoods, you can more easily choose a reliable builder. Real estate agents who have worked in the area have a good idea of the background of the various home developers, their sales history, rate of success, the time frames of their projects, and more. 

Call (336) 215-7880 today to schedule a consultation with an agent who can give you the scoop on new home developers in Greensboro and the surrounding area.