Building A New House
Mar 13, 2021 11:25 pm
I recently contacted a small builder in the local area where I bought my land, let's call this Builder A. and a few days later I was then contacted by a different builder company (let's call this Builder B) to come to their display house at a different location.
Builder B offered to be able to build the house we want below our budget (which no other builders in the area are confident to quote). And then when I asked about "who" is the builder to build the house, it's actually Builder A who will be building the house, and Builder B simply acts on behalf of builder A as the salesperson to engage with us. To further sweeten the deal, Builder B is also throwing in a free floorplan design service from their affiliated architecture. This Builder B wants us to put down $4,000 to lock us in.
My gut feeling with this is that this is too good to be true and am cautious about the $4,000 lock-in fee that will set us back in the future when it comes to the details in the contract.
Does anyone ever have any experience dealing with such a scenario, where a builder act as a salesperson on behalf of another builder? and also the $4,000 lock-in fee in exchange for a floorplan design with an architect sounds like a trap to lock us in with the contract.
I'm keen to hear your advice or thought on this?
Re: Experience with a 3rd party salesperson from a builder?3
Mar 14, 2021 11:10 am
In the age of digital technology and the internet, gut feelings probably fall short.
here's a common worse case scenario playing out .
A. The sales man showed me a 3D Realistic rendered image of a built house ....it turned out to be FAKE
B. By the time you got the final engineering and costs the site works turned out to be an open pit mine site excavation (Humour)
C. If cancelled out, would have lost the deposit, surrendered the design due to copyright, wasted time and would have to start all over again...woe is me.
OT, What's needed is trusted data and proofs on your build... not sales gibberish
Forewarned is forearmed
Designer,Engineer (Civil,Const & Envir),Builder,Concrete & Masonry Contract.Struct Repairs
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