What are your home builder's credentials and qualifications? And education? Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
Yesterday's discussion on Bond Campbell's post about education and experience was very interesting. I am a believer that most things in life are a balance and this seems to be true here as well. Education with no real world experience would not make me comfortable as the builder's first client but what would it tell you if the builder was all experience and no education?

The trump card of experience is problem solving. I have not heard of a home that was built without any glitches, excluding production homes. No amount of education can trump experience. On the other hand education is the only way to take a company and new homes to the next level. This is more of a people thing than an industry thing. Some people are just driven to learn and seek knowledge, like Chuck Miller, while others prefer to have it brought to them.  

I believe that a display of continued education would provide proof that the builder is a progressive person and takes his profession seriously. He is probably more apt to be familiar with the latest building techniques, consumer demands, technology and other facets of a home that you have to seek out to learn unless you wait to follow the crowd.

So if you know you want a progressive builder here are some questions to ask-

  1. What do you do in homes today that you were not doing last year?
  2. How are your homes technically better than your competition?
  3. How do you stay up to date with your trade?
  4. What book have you read lately?

Read Bond's post

Trey Langford

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Posted by tlangford at 12/19/2008 1:50:00 PM
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Re:What are your home builder's credentials and qualifications? And education?
Having an engineering background is invaluable to my business. Engineers are intrigued by systems: systems of construction, systems of numbers, and systems of process. To comprehend your business thoroughly one needs have the analytical tools to be able to analyze and dissect every facet of the business. Most builders think that the product is more important that the process of creating the product. Process and innovation are business. Without these a business is non-sustainable. I am not saying that the product is not important; it is just that without process you cant create a product. The under laying topic though is passion. Without passion youve got nothing!
Posted by on 12/22/2008 12:02 PM


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