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5 Reasons to Choose a Smaller Home Builder


Choose a Smalle Home BuilderChoosing the right builder can mean the difference between having a house that doesn’t quite “fit” and having a home where you feel you and your family truly belong. While many people might assume a bigger building company has more options and better results, a smaller home builder offers lots of advantages that can help you get the home of your dreams at a price that works in your budget. Here are some of the top advantages of working with a smaller home builder:

1. Custom Options

When you work with a smaller builder, you can have a home that’s truly customized, with the features that matter most to you. Smaller companies tend to establish and value long term relationships with smaller teams of local tradespeople who take great pride in their work. This means they can offer luxury options at a price the average homeowner can afford. A smaller builder is also usually more willing to work with you to make sure you get the custom options you really want, and is less concerned with producing homes at a rapid speed.

2. Community Ties

Community-TiesSmall building companies work where they live, and that means they have a lot riding on their reputation. As a result, they’re more likely to provide real quality and lasting value to build strong, neighborly relationships. They also have a personal stake in making a neighborhood more attractive and valuable, so they’re more likely to make sure the homes they build are beautiful and classic.

3. Individual Attention

No one likes to be treated like “just another customer.” Unlike larger companies that have strict quotas to make, a small builder offers an individualized approach that’s focused more on your unique needs. Because small builders work with you individually, they’re able to “put themselves in your shoes” to gain a better understanding of your needs and to suggest options you may not have even thought of that will make your home more comfortable and more enjoyable.

4. Better Customer Service

Small builders depend on referrals and word of mouth for future business. Because they have fewer customers, they take extra steps to make sure the building experience is the best possible. What’s more, the owner of a small building company is much more accessible, which means that if you have problems or concerns you want to discuss, you’ll have the chance to speak directly with him or her rather than having to navigate through an impersonal maze of phone numbers or email contacts.

5. Dedication to Quality and Value

Dedication to Quality and ValueUnlike many large builders who tend to place more emphasis on “flash” than substance, small builders are dedicated to providing quality homes that meet and exceed their customers’ needs. Small builders understand what it’s like to manage a budget, so they’re much more attuned to providing each customer with the most value for their dollar. Each home a small builder constructs is like a personal representation of their work and abilities, and that means their dedication to quality and craftsmanship is extremely high.

So when it’s time to choose your builder, don’t be fooled into thinking a larger company means better quality or more options; in most cases, the opposite is actually true.

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