You know how important it is to do your research before signing a building contract…
Maybe you’ve already invested some time online checking out what other people are saying about the building companies in your area.
So what does the term ‘Professional Builder’ REALLY mean and aren’t all builders supposed to be professionals??
In this article, you’ll discover what it takes to become an APB Certified Professional Builder…and why we reject 95% of the builders that apply to join us…
There are plenty of “builders” everywhere you look. Just type “builder” on Google and they all show-up, right there in front of you. But when you’re building a new home rather than a new patio, you need more than a just a handyman…you need a building professional.
“Professional builders” don’t operate like other builders. They specialise in what they do which is why you have to do more than search for a builder.
The more time we spend in the boardroom working with our network of builders, the more weight we put behind the PROFESSIONAL part of the “Professional Builders” equation.
When you are investing a significant amount of time and money, you need a company who is prepared to take on the role of a fiduciary and act in your best interests….
When you engage with a builder who acts as a fiduciary their obligation starts from the very first contact…Not once you sign a building contract but from the very first meeting.
They have a moral obligation not to let you make the wrong decision….Therefore they will do everything they can to provide you with all of the information you need to make the correct decision…even if that means choosing another building company.
And as much as we’d like it to be, not everyone is prepared to do the work required in order to become a Professional Builder. The reasons are too numerous to count. Every builder could act in the client’s best interest, but history shows they don’t.
So as a consumer the secret to finding the right building company is this:
The way the builder treats you through the sales process is how you will be treated during the build.
Not the Salesperson, the builder!
Ask to meet the builder or owner of the company. The sales person will be all over you pre-contract but nowhere to be seen once the contract has been signed.
That’s when reality sets in.
…and you realise all those promises are nothing more than sales talk.
Speak with the owner of the company before you sign a contract and you’ll get a pretty good idea of how your project is going to run. The longer they take to return a phone call…the longer the delays you’ll experience when the job starts!
That’s why we place so much emphasis on systemising the building companies in our group. An organised building company is an efficient business.
Most builders don’t get this.
And it’s not our goal to change that. We stopped trying to convince anyone to do anything a long time ago. Now we just guide the builders who are ready for the journey.
If you’re thinking, “Yeah but I’ve already found a builder who is $50k less than all the others,” you are already in danger of making a seriously expensive decision.
To find out how you can identify if your builder is professional, you need to know 7 things.
To discover this crucial information, click on the link below where you can download the free guide on the 7 Things You Must Know Before Designing A New Home.