Barbaro Homes

TIPS & ADVICE

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BUILDER

Building a house is the most expensive undertaking that most of us will ever pursue.

The choice of a building partner is a serious one. You deserve to partner with a builder who values your relationship and shares your passion to create a dream home. It goes without saying that they must have a good reputation, have good communication skills, including listening skills, and be committed to delivering a high standard of work throughout the building process.

Here are some tips to help you in the selection process:

  • Do your research. In Western Australia, you can find the names and contact details of registered builders at the Master Builders Association website.
  • Learn which companies are building the style of home you want to build and the prices you can expect to pay. The best way to carry out due diligence is to call a builder and ask them if you can drive past and look at the houses they have already built for clients and ask if you can talk to their clients.
  • Real estate agents are often a valuable information source, as are friends and relatives who may have recently had a good experience with a builder (or perhaps a bad one)!
  • Ask the right questions. When you talk to builders and other homeowners, take detailed notes to record the information you find and your personal impressions about builders and homes. Later it will help you to compare and decide. (Download our template to use as a starting point for comparison)
  • Talk to several homeowners, and try to get a random sample of opinions. The more people you talk with, the more accurate the impression of a builder you are likely to get.
  • Ask homeowners: Are you happy with your home? Did you have any issues? If so, were they fixed promptly and properly? Would you build with this builder again?
  • Ask who is going to supervise the building of your house or development? Will it be the same supervisor throughout the building process? Are you able to be regularly in touch with the supervisor?
  • Lastly, once you have decided on your builder, trust in and rely upon their advice and judgment (and not a 'know-it-all' family member or mate who claims to know what he is doing).

At Barbaro Homes we back our advice with passion and years of experience, and invite you use it!

TESTIMONIALS

What our customer say about us

"Mr. Barbaro has conducted himself in a very professional and helpful manner. He has extended his customer service and skills to us providing that 'little bit extra' in service which is not commonly found in today's workforce... we have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Barbaro to anyone
considering engaging his services."

Eric & Rosemaree Bloomfield, WA