You have picked everything out so the fun can now begin! Meet our Construction Team. It is time to turn over the floor plans and selections to this group. Their job is to take all those ideas and selections you made and bring them to life.
Before we break ground on the project, you will have a Pre-Construction Meeting at our office where you will meet your Construction Superintendent. This is a opportunity for them to be introduced to you as a homeowner as well as your floor plans and selections. They will be briefed on all the details of the home so they have a clear vision of what you are wanting. From this point on they will become part of your family! They will be one of the main sources of contact throughout your build. Their job is to schedule all the trades, get inspections and make sure everything is followed on the plans. They are also the eyes of the company to make sure not only all your selections are fulfilled but everything behind the walls are built soundly and energy efficiently.
During the build of your home, Landmark Fine Homes will schedule several meeting on your jobsite. This gives us the opportunity to educate you on what is behind the walls and get feedback from you on how you want certain areas of your home to look like.
You are getting close to moving into your new home. Only a few more steps and it will be complete. Check back in next week to see what's next!
You have picked your community, floor plan and signed your contract, so now what?
Next up is picking out all the finishes you would like in your home as well as going over the floor plans to make sure all the details are there. We love greeting new home owners when they walk into our design studio for the first time. Honestly, we see a mix of emotions. Some can not wait to get started on this part. They have been on Pinterest, Houzz or other websites collecting pictures and information of what all they want in their new home. The other set of people walk in looking like a deer in head lights!! The thought of having to pick everything out and making sure it all matches is overwhelming for some. In comes our wonderful team to save the day!!
Landmark Fine Homes believes that we build your home not ours. With that being said, we want to make sure we have all the details in place that you want in your home. There are several meetings scheduled throughout the process of building your home. In the beginning you will come in for a Plan Review Meeting. This is where you will meet with our Estimating Department to make sure we have everything on your plans that you envisioned down to where the light switches are. Then we transition you into meeting with our Design Team. This is where you get to take all those ideas of finishes out of your head and bring them to life! The team does a great job at taking those ideas and matching them to products. During your home building process you will have one designer that is committed to making your home something that you will be proud to show off. Landmark Fine Homes also works hard at not making the process overwhelming. You will have several meetings with our design team where you can focus on certain areas of the home and not feel like you have to make decisions on every facet of the home in one visit.
Now, doesn't that sound easy and fun? It really is! Check out what this family had to say about the process!
Once you have made the decision that choosing a Certified Professional Builder is crucial, the next area to look at is, "What am I getting for the price?". This can lead to HORROR STORIES! Budgets spinning out of control and promises that were made verbally and never kept is a typical comment we hear from people regarding their previous experiences or those of family and friends. How horrible to start such a personal endeavor with those thoughts! But the reality is, you can do a great deal to avoid bad experiences simply through the way your choose your builder. Like the foundation of your home it is crucial to have a good foundation of expectations with your builder.
Landmark Fine Homes is a Custom Home Builder so we do not have a base price for each home. We want to give every potential homeowner the opportunity to make changes to our floor plans as well as pick out what amenities they would like in their home. After building homes for over 18years we have found that what everyone thinks of as standard or base is different.
We have developed a wonderful process that is FREE of charge to the potential homeowner. The first step to the bid process is finding out what floor plan you like as well as what lot you want to be on. We will then go over the floor plan to see if there are any changes you would like to make such as:
There is a lot of flexibility you have in designing YOUR home!
The next step is to find out what amenities you would like in the home.
Again- there is a lot of flexibility in the choices you can make.
Once that is complete, you will receive a VERY DETAILED bid on your home that will include the options you have chosen. When you sign a contract with Landmark Fine Homes you can be confident that unless YOU make changes during the build process you will not pay anything additional for your home, you will not have to worry about “upgrades” or wonder how much the home will cost you when you are ready to close.
Coming up next...... The Design Process and Color Sections!
If you are looking to make a change in your housing situation this year, knowledge is power. We decided to do a series on "Quick Tips" that you need to know before making that decision. It is important to not only look at the aesthetics of the home, but verify that the builder is trained and qualified to build the home.
Once you have decided the style of the home you are wanting (Farmhouse, Modern, Rustic, Mountain Lodge, Mid-Century Modern, Transitional, Urban, Tribal Chic, Traditional) you can create a list of potential builders who can meet those needs.
Be sure and contact your local home builder associations to verify that they are a member and in good standing. It is also very important to make sure they are a Certified Professional Home Builder. In order to become a certified professional builder, the builder must meet the following requirements.
Don't risk the biggest investment of your life with a builder that doesn't meet the Certified Professional Builder standard.
Landmark Fine Homes specializes in building on your lot or acreage. So many people have a vision of what their dream home should look like but do not know where to get started. Even more, homeowners have told us they want to find "that perfect spot" but haven't had any luck on their own. That is where we come in - we can help with both!
1.) When selecting a piece of land, Landmark Fine Homes, can come out and do a FREE lot inspection. This allows you, as the future homeowner, to know what all costs will be involved. So many people do not consider the land preparation, utilities, roads, etc. before buying a piece of property. Unfortunately, many are left with a piece of land they love but are never able to afford to build on.
2.) If you haven't been able to find that perfect property, contact one of our New Home Consultants. We can do the leg work for you and try to narrow down a location.
3.) Before you consider buying a floor plan off of the internet, it is important to remember that some of those plans are designed in other parts of the country and they do not meet the building standards in Oklahoma. Come in and talk with us about what you are wanting. Many of the floor plans that we have will probably meet your needs or can be modified to do so. What is even better is we can walk you through the floor plans so you will get a better idea of how it looks in person and not just rely on a paper drawing. If we do not have exactly what you are wanting we can refer you to local design groups that specialize in building in Oklahoma.
Living where you want, on the land you have dreamed about, has become a huge part of the American Dream. Landmark Fine Homes will custom build on your lot 1500 square feet and larger around the OKC Metro Area. If you want to live from Guthrie to Lexington from El Reno to Shawnee we are the builder for you. Is your land right outside this area? Call us! We would love to look at the project and see if we can help.