Ask the Right Questions

Posted By on May 22, 2009

How do you pick a builder who really does build a quality home? Easy, ask the right questions. With your builders answers you’ll know what kind of builder you are getting.
• How many homes has my building supervisor built in their career?
• Does the builder have quality check lists that are followed, such as; foundation, framing, final?
• Are the builder’s homes certified by a third party like an Energy Star rater?
• Does the builder provide any third party warranties? Who and for how long?
• Does the builder have a warranty department? Or warranty process, what is it?
• Does the builder have a home buyer’s manual so you can better understand the process?
• Does the builder have a third party conduct a quality survey on your home buying experience?
• Does the builder have any complaints at the better business bureau in the last year?
 If yes, why?
• How does the builder finance the construction of your homes or am I required to take out a construction loan?
• How long will it take the builder to construct my home?

The answers to these questions should come from the sales staff or the builder himself.  Be sure to follow up on the answers or even better ask some the builders current home owners about thier experience.

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About the author

Carolyn Rolfes is the President of Potterhill Homes. And she's also a Rolfes - as in daughter of Dan Rolfes, the infamous Red Tag Man of Holiday Homes. So what does that say about Carolyn and who she is? Plenty. When you grow up the daughter of man who does commercials in his red underwear, you have no choice but to have a great sense of humor and humility from a very young age. Carolyn and Dan founded Potterhill Homes in 2001 and she has grown it to be one of the most successful home builders in Cincinnati. Home building is in her blood and she has a keen awareness of what consumers look for in a new home and how to deliver value at all levels. And while we don't make Carolyn dress up in green underwear for our commercials, we bet she would if we asked!

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About the authors

Carolyn Rolfes is the President of Potterhill Homes. And she's also a Rolfes - as in daughter of Dan Rolfes, the infamous Red Tag Man of Holiday Homes. So what does that say about Carolyn and who she is? Plenty. When you grow up the daughter of man who does commercials in his red underwear, you have no choice but to have a great sense of humor and humility from a very young age. Carolyn and Dan founded Potterhill Homes in 2001 and she has grown it to be one of the most successful home builders in Cincinnati. Home building is in her blood and she has a keen awareness of what consumers look for in a new home and how to deliver value at all levels. And while we don't make Carolyn dress up in green underwear for our commercials, we bet she would if we asked!