Have you heard? One of the most frequent questions asked in our industry is “what makes a successful home builder in Atlanta?” While most every builder has his/her own definition, several themes begin to emerge. We have provided a list, or definition of sorts, help when searching for a new home builder or when deciding to build a custom luxury home in Atlanta today. Also, visit gethomeATL.com for more information about successful builders in Atlanta.
- The People: probably the most important key to a successful project is the PEOPLE with whom you will be working for the next several months. Can you communicate with your builder and on-site agent? Do you feel comfortable with them? Do you believe they will keep their word, when possible, to complete your home on-time and on-budget?
- Their Flexibity & Design: We have all seen the “cookie-cutter” subdivisions. And, at times, these make the perfect homes based on availabilty and price. But, in Atlanta, you have a choice. Are the designs original? Does the builder work with you to create a home that works for you? Are you able to build YOUR dream home? Also, pay attention to the little details and things you can’t even see. For example, are your appliances ENERGY efficient? Is your home an EarthCraft home?
- Location, Location, Location: anyone who has purchased a home before or understands Atlanta traffic will attest that the 3 most important parts of buying a home are location, location, and location. A large part of being truly satisfied with your new home in Atlanta is the location. Carefully consider: is the home close to grocery stores, your child’s daycare, on the way to the office?
- How is their Quality & Value: You work hard for your money, and you should see that you get the best value for that dollar when building and/or buying your new home. Look for special items that make your home “stand-out.” Does the builder use granite countertops and undermount sinks? Does the builder install good padding under your carpets? Check out the attic and insulation. Does the builder use only 1 color in your home, or can you customize the colors to your tastes. Always remember, this is YOUR new home.
As you can see, the list is short. Ask questions, visit other communities that builder completed 2 years ago. Does his/her style stand the test of time. Do the homes looks as good 2 year later? In the end, you will develop your own definition of a successful purchase or new Atlanta home build. Good luck.