One of our top priorities as homebuilders is to set realistic expectations for our clients from the very beginning. Too often we are confronted by potential homeowners who have misconceptions about homebuilders and the process of building a custom home. This can lead to misunderstanding and disappointment, which can make for an unpleasant experience for everyone.
Today we’re bringing truth to a few of the homebuilding myths we hear most frequently.
Myth- Every estimate is spot-on.
The truth is, estimates are not always exact. Going over budget is always a risk, especially if homeowners are indecisive. We make every effort to create the most accurate estimates as possible during the custom design phase and to set approval timeline expectations. We’re here to make sure everyone is on the same page so there are no surprises.
Myth- All home-building processes and teams are created equal.
Every home builder follows a process that is unique to them, and not every process is the same. Before choosing a home builder, become familiar with their build philosophy, build process, and team. Choose a builder whose philosophy aligns with yours. Take the time to interview a few potential builders, and be prepared to ask in-depth questions. At the end of the day, the builder you choose should make you feel comfortable about your home-building plans.
Myth- If I choose a home builder who only builds 2-3 homes a year, I’ll get more attention and a faster build.
A skilled home builder with a dependable team and solid approach to project management can juggle multiple projects at one time while giving you the attention you deserve. Number of projects in the pipeline doesn’t equal less administrative burdens at larger firms. In fact, many builders who only build 2 to 3 homes a year are spending much of their time on operations required for owning a small business. At Authentic Custom Homes, we have a dedicated team of in-house staff who are responsible for managing different aspects of the business to ensure all things are running smoothly at all times.
Myth- I need to have some design experience to build the home of my dreams.
If you choose Authentic Custom Homes as your home builder, we also take lead on the design of your home. As a true design-build firm, we help you create your home from start to finish. You don’t have to know how to do it yourself. We ask questions that assess your lifestyle and guide you through every step of the selection process, making recommendations and suggestions along the way.
Myth- I own a lot in the Texas Hill Country, and my budget to build a new home is $400,000. I can’t afford a custom home builder.
You’re in luck. We pride ourselves on the ability to build beautiful, custom homes starting in the $300s. Before we begin any project, we set realistic expectations and outline the cost for our clients so they know exactly what they’re paying for and can make educated decisions.
At Authentic Custom Homes, we’re in the business of selling truths, not myths. Let our experienced staff develop a customized, realistic plan for the design and build of your new home that fits your style and budget expectations.