There are many builders and many neighborhoods
to choose from in the Indianapolis area. Where
do you start? Please start by contacting me. I
am available to assist you with everything from
selecting the right community, lot and home to
understanding the construction process.
I firmly believe that financial questions should
be answered before you start looking at model
homes. This is usually the first step when one
purchases an existing home, but is the second
step when building a home. Most clients start
by looking at the model homes. I have seen this
many times. The problem is that most people fall
in love with the model homes. I have myself many
times. The new smells, new looks and the furnishings
are quite attractive. By first looking at financing,
though, you are armed with powerful information.
After we decide on financing, I can assist you
with selecting the builder and community that
is right for you. Most clients want to be a certain
distance away from work. Even with those criteria,
there are still quite a few possibilities to choose
from. I have worked with many builders over the
years and can help you decide between the many
possibilities. The following is a brief list of
production builders in the Indianapolis area.
This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but
Production builders build within their own subdivisions.
Engineers design these subdivisions and most of
the lots are well defined. The lot you select
is just as important as the builder you select.
Some lots might look large, but after setbacks
and utility easements are taken into consideration,
they are quite a bit smaller. It is also advantageous
to investigate the storm sewer and traffic conditions
near your lot. It might work fine today, but how
will it work five years from now? I can discuss
these and other issues with you.
A production builder will also have a few priced
upgrades and options you may choose from. I can
help you decide whether that is a good upgrade
now, or whether you can have it done more cheaply
after your home is complete. Some things have
to be done at the time of construction, while
others can be completed as effectively after construction.
In addition to the above pre-construction decisions,
there are even more items to look at during construction.
For instance, there are techniques the builder
can use to get more insulation into the home.
I can suggest these. In addition to above specific
example, it is important to make sure the home
progresses as planned. I can help you make sure
that happens. I can also be a construction resource
for you to make sure your home is built to the
best quality possible.
The real estate commission is typically built
into the quoted price of a production home. As
a result, it is advantageous for you to have someone
working for you. That someone should be well versed
in all real estate procedures. They should also
be well versed in construction procedures. My
engineering / construction / real estate background
is a perfect answer for you. Many agents meet
with their clients when they sign the agreement
and then fade away until closing. I am not on
the site every day, but I am more visible than
that during the process. I assist you during each
milestone. I will also meet with you at other
times during the process to help you understand
what the builder is doing. Part of the joy of
building is having the opportunity to see the
different parts of your home come together. I
can help you with that, while letting the builder
know someone with technical knowledge is watching
him or her.