Start Right with the Right Team
Thursday,10 January 2019

 

You have your dream house in mind and have secured finance so it’s smooth sailing from here on out, right?

 

Yes, but only if you choose the right builder and team of professionals to help you make your dream come true.

 

One of the most, if not THE most important decisions you will make about building your own property is to engage the right team. You need a reliable, experienced, trustworthy and professional builder who will ensure that everything runs smoothly.

 

Without this, your project could be in jeopardy.

 

In this series, you have already learned how to approach your budget breakdown and how to set out a realistic timeline.

 

The next step is to engage the services of a Perth-based home building professional who will guarantee that these plans come to fruition.

 

Start Right Homes are industry experts and to date, have helped thousands of Perth residents on their journey to home ownership. There’s nobody better equipped to offer expert and authentic building advice and to ensure that you are supported from the very beginning and pre-build, to when you put your key in your new front door. Building your own home doesn’t have to be a nightmare. After all, it’s one of the most exciting times in a person’s life.

 

Check out these top tips on how to START with Start Right Homes.

 

Support

You need a builder who is rooting for your project to succeed as much as you are. It should not be just another job – it’s the start of a dream coming true.

  • To do: Ask prospective builder to outline what support they offer clients pre, during and post-build. Also verify how they accommodate customer complaints/concerns once the project is completed.

 

Training

Finding out what training and experience your builder has is a must. You need to know how competent they are and if they are up to the job you need doing.

  • To do: Ask for references and details of qualifications. You should to speak to at least two former clients before you engage a builder. Checking out a website is not sufficient research. Ask the clients if they were happy with the work, quality of the materials and whether or not projects came in on time and on budget.

 

Attitude

Attitude is extremely important. Dealing with your builder should be heartening and not a chore. You need someone on the job who is approachable, an excellent communicator and willing to listen to all your concerns, big or small. You do not want to be made to feel like an inconvenience.

  • To do:  Discuss your expectations thoroughly with your builder during interview stage. Make sure you are comfortable with how they communicate.

 

Reputation

For a builder, reputation is extremely important. The real deal will pride him or herself on the quality of work completed and the relationship they have had with clients over the years. For this reason it’s best to find out as much as you can. Word of mouth is often the best recommendation and if you hear good things from others, this is always a good sign.

  • To do: Ask if you can visit previous projects a builder has completed and speak to the owner if possible. Speaking to material suppliers can also offer an insight into who you might be hiring.

 

The fine print

It’s important to get as much information as possible on your builder’s practices and preferences, long before the project commences. Knowledge is of paramount importance and having everything ironed out at the negotiation stage makes the process easier for everyone.

  • To do: Verify details such as how budget overruns are handled, what deposit is required, energy rating, timelines, what materials the builder uses and what structural guarantee is in place. Establish a single point of contact, so that you always know who to get in touch with throughout the process.

 

These bits of information can gently get you off the mark towards getting a good start at compiling your dream home checklist. However, if you want more in-depth information in relation to home budget advice or a first home builder in Perth, Start Right Homes has all the knowledge and expertise to guide you in the right direction.

Call us on 08 6189 8795 or start a conversation with us now!