The First Appointment - Who Should Come to Your Door?

Any successful builder will have a certain degree of skill in sales and personal interaction with a potential client. If the work could present itself, your work as the homeowner would be considerably easier. Unfortunately, the hiring process is very much a guessing game, your gut instincts playing a large role in the outcome.

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The DIY Trap - Owners Build Their Own

The demand for builders is unprecedented and the result is that “everyone” is in the construction business. I have lost bids to ‘builders’ only to be called a few months later to complete the project started by an amateur trying to get rich quick in a desperate market.

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10 Questions You Should Ask - Having Trouble Picking a Qualified Builder?

So you have listed your request for bids on Houzz, Home Advisors, Angie's List, Thumbtack, or any other of the scores of sites designed to connect you to a builder for your home project. Once the messages and calls start flooding in what should you do next? Surprisingly, the process to find a qualified builder is less a qualification interview than a process of attrition. How many half hour to three hour interviews are you prepared to sit through?

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The Tract Home Builder Trap

I was at a local restaurant having lunch earlier this week. I wore an ATX Design Build polo shirt emblazoned with my company's logo. A couple seated at a nearby table leaned close together and held a conversation in hushed but urgent tones. Between them they had spread as widely as they could a rolled set of blue prints. I learned, from the small part of their conversation loud enough to overhear, that they were distressed about the cost over-runs

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How to Select a Contractor Who Can Build the Home of Your Dreams

As someone who is building a new home, or a home owner with the desire to renovate your family home, you have a very clear picture of how you want your dream home to look and feel

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Tips to Hire a Reliable Home Remodeling Contractor in Austin

The Days Before Design Build Over the last 37 years I have seen many changes in the Austin Home Remodeling…

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Builders: Trust is Precious

Will your Builder Understand your Needs? As a person interested in building a new home or office; or someone who…

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