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Why Choose Local Home Builders

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The Benefits of Choosing Local Home Builders

Choosing the right home builder for your new home can be a stressful experience. That’s because there’s usually just so much to think about. You need to consider your budget, your preferred style and availability of builders. In addition, you need to consider the quality of service your builder provides, their building timeline and also their reputation.

As you can see, the choice isn’t easy, but it’s extremely important. Building a new home should be enjoyable, but with the wrong builder at the helm it can become a nightmare. Local home builders offer plenty of benefits that larger building companies don’t. In fact, these things can transform your whole building journey.

If you’re in the market for a building company for your new home, here’s some of the many reasons you should choose local.

A More Personalised Experience

Builders who really know the area are more likely to give you the right advice every time. By understanding local building trends, they’re already ahead of the competitors. They’ve built in the area before, and they also follow market trends. They’ve seen what styles are popular for resale and which ones aren’t. You’ll also find that larger building companies are very set in their design styles and don’t like to vary them much. But it’s more than just style choices.

Local home builders are likely to know exactly when a knockdown and rebuild project is a smart move. It’s this kind of personalised service that you don’t always get with larger national companies. Overall, you can expect a better customer experience with a local builder, because they’re easier to contact and you feel that they’re really looking after your best interests.

Local Home Builders are more Flexible

For some people, the appeal of larger building companies is they have a big range of ‘ready-to-build’ designs. It means you can just pick one and get started, but is that what you really want for your dream home? Local home builders offer more flexibility, which means you’ll get a lot closer to the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Even local builders have pre-designed homes to choose from, because it makes perfect sense to offer customers a starting point. However, where the bigger companies are very strict in their designs and inclusions, local home builders are more likely to work with you. You may pick an existing design as a template, but then want plenty of changes to turn the home into something you really want. That’s where a local will work with you to bring your ideas to life.

Local Home Builders are more Flexible

For some people, the appeal of larger building companies is they have a big range of ‘ready-to-build’ designs. It means you can just pick one and get started, but is that what you really want for your dream home? Local home builders offer more flexibility, which means you’ll get a lot closer to the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Even local builders have pre-designed homes to choose from, because it makes perfect sense to offer customers a starting point. However, where the bigger companies are very strict in their designs and inclusions, local home builders are more likely to work with you. You may pick an existing design as a template, but then want plenty of changes to turn the home into something you really want. That’s where a local will work with you to bring your ideas to life.

Avoid Additional Expenses

When you choose a builder from out of town, you’d think there would be no financial impact, right? Well, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When you have builders coming from out of town, the fact is their workers need to travel further to work every day. The same goes for tradespeople hired by the builder – if they have to travel, it can cost more. It might not be specifically mentioned in your building contract, but the builder may be increasing certain costs to account for travel.

Local builders are already in the area, and therefore are able to more accurately account for their expenses and charge accordingly. Go local, and forget the inflated pricing.

A Local Network Means Better Prices

We mentioned tradespeople before, and it’s true that a local builder is more likely to hire local tradies. Not only is there less travel involved, but you’re also getting access to a trusted network who has worked with your builder extensively. Generally, this means a smoother build process.

There’s also the matter of all the building materials too. Local builders already have good networks of suppliers, often with favourable pricing arrangements. These savings can then be passed on to you. Out of town builders may have similar relationships, but if the suppliers aren’t local, there’s expenses and difficulties involved with delivery.

Supporting The Local Community

While it may not directly affect your budget or even the home build experience, everyone loves supporting the community. Ultimately, local builders deal with suppliers in your area. They eat and drink in your local community. They also hire local tradespeople. In the long run, this means there’s a lot of money staying in the community.

You may have family working at the hardware store your builder uses. Your friends might own the local shop where the crew buy their lunch every day. Ultimately, more money staying local means the community grows, and there may even be more opportunities for your kids in years to come.

Local Home Builders Know The Area

Many builders prefer to stick to their local area. Rather than showing a lack of diversity, this actually shows commitment to their chosen area. They understand the families living in the area. They also understand the general ‘feel’ of the neighbourhood, which goes a long way especially in the design stages.

In fact, many home builders specifically work in one area because they live there themselves. Understanding local styles and what’s likely to be popular in future is great for resale. Local home builders can recommend certain styles that really suit your chosen street. In fact, if you choose a local builder, it’s likely they’ve already built homes right in your new street!

It’s Easier to Check Their Reputation

Finally, reputation is a huge thing when choosing your preferred builder. If you choose a national building company, the only thing you can check is their online reviews. Those reviews could apply to several different individual builders, so it doesn’t reflect the person building your home. In contrast, if you choose a local home builder, there’s plenty of ways to check their reputation.

There are online reviews of course, but you’ll also likely find a friend a relative who can vouch for a local builder. But most importantly, you can even ask for examples of recent builds they’ve done in the area. It’s easier to physically check the workmanship of a local builder, and that’s worth a whole lot more than a testimonial on a website.

So, whether you’re building a new home from scratch, or looking to knock down and rebuild, as local home builders we’d love to hear from you at Avondale Homes. We offer a truly personalised experience that keeps you in control and informed. We’re the local experts you can count on, so please contact us today and start a conversation about your new home.

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