What Most Custom Builders Won’t Tell You - Sam Rodgers Homes

What Most Custom Builders Won’t Tell You

Ready to build a home? While the home building process is an exhilarating experience, there are many things to take into consideration. The most important factor? Selecting a homebuilder. When choosing a builder, there are many factors to evaluate. Though determining to work with a homebuilder that charges the least or a family friend may seem like the obvious choice, you have to remember that in those circumstances, you get what you pay for. Before deciding to work with a homebuilder, be sure to do your research.

Here are a few things some custom builders won’t tell you.

Lot Selection

So, the first decision you’ll make when building a home is the location. If you already own your lot, the building process will be more direct. If you’re purchasing land with the intention to build, it’s a little more difficult. A major principle to keep in mind is to not settle. Many settle on a lot solely because it is the last available in your ideal neighborhood. Rather than focusing on the surrounding homes, make sure the lot you choose is the perfect shape, size, and view for you and your family.


One of the hardest components to manage during the home building process is the price tag. If a builder requests a large deposit upfront, this may mean they need help affording the materials. If this is the case, the company is most likely suffering financially. On the contrary, if a builder’s initial quote is unusually low, this can be alarming as well. The key is that the quote you receive from the homebuilder is comparable to competing builders’ estimates and that the quote includes a complete breakdown of the total.

Material Sources

Most homebuilders have long-standing relationships with contractors. Rather than telling the buyer who they work for, the builder will sometimes act as a middle man between the contractor and the buyer. That way, they can create allowances for the consumer to provide the builder to work with. Often times, the prices are low-balled and the buyer ends up spending more. Another reason to get involved with the selection process is to ensure you are getting the best quality for your budget. While a cheaper microwave may be more enticing, consider the longevity. If it is constantly having issues, it will end up costing more in repairs than it would have been to choose a top-of-the-line product. Though you may be building this home to be your forever home, you should always keep in mind the resale value of your home by selecting the highest quality materials.

When you decide to build with Sam Rodgers Homes, you’ll never be left wondering. Sam Rodgers has defined Luxury Without Limits for over 50 years through quality construction, customized design, and personalized floor plans for your unique lifestyle. Our well-established partnerships with top local artisans, craftsmen, and tradespeople ensure the highest quality home construction in Southwest Florida. And, unlike other homebuilders, Sam Rodgers feature a 1,600 square-foot Design Studio, staffed with design professionals, to provide home buyers convenient one-stop shopping for every little detail of your home.

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