Selecting a Home Builder is not easy. Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
Spotlight is put on several Idaho Builders today who made bad decisions.

Today in the Idaho Statesman, several Idaho Builders were mentioned and the lawsuits against them. On a personal note I have had personal experience with one of them that I won't mention and it just amazes me how a guy with a reputataion that I found out about 7 years ago and continues to screw people can still do business in the area?

Here's the headline- DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Boise is still a small town and if there is only six degrees of separation between people, it should be less than half locally. I believe that most of these builders just made bad decisions but not only do you have to do your homework up front- ask for referrals, ask realtors ask title companies, ask subcontractors, ask for a statement from the bank regarding the solvency or lack of  on the company. You have to stay engaged.

One recent story I experienced. A person called because they were having problems with their builder but felt like they were in a corner. If they called him out it would kill the relationship that was left. If they went public, they worried they would put him out of business and that would not solve their problem either. Quite the dilemma.

What can you learn from this? Credibility is everything but you have to stay engaged and watch your money. There are new companies that are credible and ambitious and there are 3rd generation companies that have a history and estanblished foundation. Both are credible and should be considered but there are are also frauds.

Throughout the site there are tips from visitors and bloggers. Obviously I believe in everyone I do business with, it would be hard to have the word credibility in the name of your buisiness if you did not, so if you have questions you are welcome to call any of them. Even if you have questions about another builder  you are considering. Actually now that I say that, that may be a great reference- asking a builder their opinion as a reference of another builder. It is interesting what builders think of each other.

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Trey Langford

Posted by tlangford at 9/26/2008 1:01:00 PM
Comments (3)
Re:Selecting a Home Builder is not easy.
http://www.buildingcredibility.com/Crestwood_ConstructionYour site has many references to Crestwood.
Posted by on 9/26/2008 2:52 PM
Re:Selecting a Home Builder is not easy.
Anyone can join the site, not everyone can stay a member. They had to cancel their membership a long time ago.
Posted by tlangford on 9/26/2008 2:52 PM
Re:Selecting a Home Builder is not easy.
Because Realtors and Builders are getting such negative press these days, I decided one way to differentiate myself is to allow the Better Business Bureau to check my references and my license history and agree to their policies of remediation and arbitration should something go wrong. I am pleased to be a BBB Accredited Company!

Jim Paulson Owner/Broker - Progressive Realty Corporation
Posted by on 9/29/2008 1:38 PM


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