So, you want to build your dream home in Long Beach Island? Well, this may be a little biased, but we certainly think you’ve made an excellent choice. This is a wonderful place to live, with beautiful shorelines, verdant nature, a warm, inviting community and for gorgeous seasons to enjoy. All throughout the year, there’s something for everyone here in LBI, and we are excited to have you as our newest residents!
But, you have a lot of decisions to make before you can consider yourself a part of this community, and no, this isn’t anything you have to prove to us! You have to choose the right people to build your home, and while we certainly have a lot of input for you, and locals will certainly have their particular recommendations, we would rather just give you the tools to decide for yourself.
Are there good home builders in LBI? Oh my, yes. There are a lot of excellent choices for a new home builder in LBI, in fact, the problem is that there are entirely too many. See, when competitions this fierce, you can actually run afoul of something unfortunate. Well competition is great, and certainly always a better choice than a monopoly, companies can resort to some rather questionable tactics when they have to stand out in such a crowded market.
The bad side of competition?
The downside of competition is that marketing, PR and advertising firms, often used by companies are rather busy actually running their companies, will often resort to overly-aggressive, unintentionally-dishonest tactics to make their employer stand out. Very rarely do they go into things with this as a deliberate decision, in fact, that almost never happens, but their avarice gets the better of them before it’s over. Obviously, the company in question doesn’t have time to babysit them, so you get a lot of situations where big promises are made that cannot be backed up.
If you spot this sort of thing, don’t necessarily will the company out just yet, actually talk to people in charge to actually run the company, as a lot of times they are unaware that their marketing and PR people are out of control like this. Heck, the marketing PR people to often don’t realize themselves that they are out of line, because there’s just a lot going on, and sometimes the left hand doesn’t always know what the right hand is doing.
Understanding your quote and things to have prepared…
Before you get a quote from a new home builder in LBI, you need to decide exactly what kind of house you want. Have a floor plan and style of home chosen, have all of your material choices made, have your lot picked out, everything but the company to build it.
Looking at a bid, make sure that your home builder in LBI itemizes everything on the bid. These include things like materials, skilled labor, unskilled labor, etc. Do you see an additional entry that’s clearly just for profitability? This is fine, as they have to turn a profit, otherwise they would build a stay in business and feed themselves. However, instead of this, DC a bunch of clearly disguised expenses that up to it? If they are using dubious approaches like this, rather than being up front, then you may want to consider what was said in the previous section.