One of the most frequently asked questions that we are asked by customers who are considering building a new home is “how long will it take for my new home to be built”? It seems as if there should be a simple answer to that question when in fact it can be one of the most difficult questions to answer… and here is why…
The Many Variables of Building a New Home
There are many variables that come into play when building a new home that can affect a delivery date. Weather, local government and city restrictions, availability of trades and contractors and availability and delivery of materials for your new home. Some of these items are out of everyone’s control, including the builder.
In our three decades of building over 2500 new homes for families across Northeast Ohio, one reason remains at the top of the list almost every time is being prepared to make timely and informed selections for all the various finish details of your new home.
In most cases, people are fortunate to build one maybe two new homes in their lifetime. The most rewarding part of owning a brand new home is just that. Everything is truly brand new. The complexity of the selections that you will be asked to choose will vary depending on the price range, size and design of your new home. Many times in an entry-level price point or a community of townhomes where floor plans are kept to a limit, the builder will offer pre-selected packages chosen by interior design specialists that make the process easier as well as compliment the community floor plans. On the other end of the spectrum, a true custom design that requires several meetings to draw, refine and prepare will land on the other end of the spectrum with the customer needing to make many interior and exterior design selections to complete the building of their new home.
In both cases as well as the mid-range semi-custom plan, one consistent common thread required of all buyer’s is the ability and preparedness to make these selections in a timely manner and schedule. Knowing that these decisions are a critical piece of any new home build along with the knowledge of budget and cost will make the process flow smoothly and most always keep the projected delivery date right where it was estimated to be.
The Knowledge and Guidance to Stay on Track
At Petros Homes, we build all of these price ranges and styles of homes and have learned to provide helpful tools that equip our new homebuyers with the knowledge and guidance to keep things on track. Our new homebuyers guide that is presented at the time of the initial lot reservation offers a week-by-week timeline of what to expect in the new home building process. This acquaints and establishes expectations between the buyer and the builder. Our experienced sales staff has also been trained to use this as a valuable tool that keeps things moving and reminds the new buyer of what to expect no matter what stage of the building process they are in, right down to the safety and scheduling of site visits throughout the new building process.
Lastly, our company is proud to include a state of the art selection and design center located at our main office complex in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Once inside, you will be greeted with innovative showrooms brimming with beautiful displays that will make choosing your new home selections even more exciting. Our professional staff has years of experience assisting buyers with choosing things such as brick, stone, siding, cabinetry, counter surfaces, flooring, stair parts, appliances, paint, electrical and light fixture packages along with a myriad of upgrade options to enhance your new home while working within each individual budget. These exceptional services are included with every new Petros home. We also have extended service partners that offer window treatments, tile backsplashes, faux paint finishes specialty enhanced landscape design and more.
Move-In and Enjoy
When your new home is complete and ready to move-in and you begin to enjoy having everything “brand new” our full time service department will take over the warranty management to ensure that everything is complete and as it should be so that you and your family can relax and enjoy life in your new home. We want you to look back and smile at just how easy and stress free the best part of the building process actually was.