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Selecting A Custom Home Builder In Bondi

If you don't do your due diligence, finding a Bondi's custom home builder can be very exciting, rewarding, and nerve-racking.

The BAITERS are to be avoided!

What is a BAITER?

A "Baiter" is a Builder that will quote a ridiculously low price per square foot dollar amount. The low price per square foot grabs your attention. The tactic/ploy then entices you to contact the Custom Builder.

It is when you start "peeling back the onion" that you start to realize that the ridiculously low price per square foot number didn't include everything and is being quoted with low-grade/sub-standard materials. It is important to avoid BAITERS and look for a qualified custom home builder. You can look for Bondi's best custom home builders through

What are the most important things to consider when choosing a Bondi's custom home builder?

1. Make sure that Custom Home Builder quotes a price that includes all costs. This includes, but is not limited to, ALL of the permits, ALL of the necessary site work, and ALL of the necessary hookups (water & sewer, well & septic, gas & electric). NO surprises later, when it's too late. If you are not a handyman you will want the Custom Home Building process to be complete "Turn-Key".

2. Always compare the materials used by New Home Builders. There are many things to consider when comparing 2×4 and 2×6 construction. Formica Countertops versus Granite Countertops. Single Hung windows against Double Hung Windows. Brick versus Vinyl siding. Grades for cabinets, carpets, appliances, etc. It is a good idea to run a spreadsheet that compares the specifications of different Custom Home Builders.

3. Make Sure that you visit a couple of Custom Homes that are under construction to check out "Build Quality" and actual materials used. If you see a subcontractor/vendor onsite, don't take up an inordinate amount of time (they are working) but ask them, "Do you like working for this particular Custom Builder?"

If there are any payment problems or if it is a poorly run Jobsite you may be surprised at the candid answers you will receive. Notice the condition of the job site. Is it sloppy or messy? This may be an indication of an "I don't care" attitude.