WHAT A BUILDER BRINGS
n addition to real estate agents, builders can prove invaluable to your property search. Builders are often local to the area and can provide insight to many facets of the building process, so it is crucial to get this team member on board as early in the process as possible.
Many prospective cabin owners fall in love with a particular home plan and purchase a lot without realizing that it’s ill-suited to that design — sometimes with ample costs to make the land work with their vision. A qualified builder can spot these issues quickly.
Builders may also be able to weigh in on cost differentials on what appear to be two comparable lots. A $40,000 lot and a $50,000 lot may not seem that dissimilar on paper, for example, but the improvements required on the cheaper parcel could outweigh the upfront discount. As you get close to making an offer on a piece of property, ask your builder to walk it with you to address potential problems.