Looking for a Builder? Choose Hearthside Homes!
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to not only purchase a new home, but also to be a part of the build process! Before coming to this conclusion, you’ve likely toured dozens of move-in ready homes that either needed major cosmetic or structural changes. After scrolling through Zillow disappointed on numerous occasions, it’s easy to see the appeal of building a home! After all, you get to select all the finishes to your liking.
Understandably, this is quite an exciting time in life! However, the process can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. From the floor plan to the paint and even the lot itself, there are a lot of moving parts to consider when building a home. Not to mention, WHO is actually going to build it?! There are several Kansas City home builders in the area, so it can be quite a process to decipher between them.
At Hearthside Homes, our mission is to create beautiful and long lasting houses and to make the purchasing experience as seamless as possible! We place an emphasis on communicating with our buyers throughout the entire process so they are comfortable and confident in their decisions. We understand that buying a home is a long-term financial and emotional commitment and we genuinely care about the well-being of our clients! Here are just a few reasons why we believe you should choose Hearthside Homes to build your next home.
When choosing a builder, it’s important to take experience into consideration! After all, there are so many elements to consider when it comes to making designs turn into reality. At the end of the day, you want to sleep soundly knowing that you fully trust your builder. A house that is beautiful, but that doesn’t function is an absolute nightmare.
Regardless of whether or not you choose our team to build your next house, we want to save you from the headaches of an inexperienced builder! Make sure you do as much research as possible before signing the dotted line with a contractor. We understand that everyone has to start somewhere, but gambling on your home isn’t something to take lightly. We’re not suggesting that every good builder needs to produce millions in volume each year, but take your time when weighing out your options. Remember, not all builders are created equal. Some are honest and truly talented, others are downright penny pinchers.
At Hearthside Homes, we’ve been in the home building business since 1987. It’s safe to say that we’ve learned quite a bit along the way! Over the last 3+ decades, our team has been able to simplify and dial in on the home building process. Our company structure is centered around making the experience as comfortable as possible for our home buyers! Click here to learn more about our process.
One of the best ways to determine if a home builder is right for you is to go straight to the source! How were the experiences from their previous customers? What went smoothly and were there any hiccups along the way? If there were some slight misunderstandings, how were they handled? We’re not saying that everything runs perfectly smooth 100% of the time (we’re human after all) – BUT it’s important to understand how situations get resolved!
A good builder is prepared to show you testimonials and reviews from past customers! In fact, they will be proud to put you in contact with someone who can help settle your reservations.
Of course, in today’s digital age you also have plenty of online resources to turn to! Start by looking over the information on the builder’s website. Do they have photos of their work and does it match your aesthetic style? Do they have a showroom you’re welcome to visit?
You can also check out their activity on their Facebook and Instagram accounts. This should provide a good indication of the amount of projects they are able to handle, and if their style matches yours. Google reviews are also a good way to gauge if a builder is right for your project or not.
Teamwork makes the dream work. As corny and cliche as it sounds, it’s absolutely true!
At Hearthside Homes, we have a dedicated team that works day-in and day-out to make sure the home building process runs as smoothly as possible for our buyers! There are so many aspects to a home building business. From sales to project management to installation and fulfillment, there are many aspects that need to be considered!
When searching for a builder, make sure you’re confident with their team! You’ll be working with them for a long period of time and it’s important that you feel comfortable with them.
We finish houses when we say we’re going to (well, pretty darn close)…
Depending on you builder, the timeline of a build job can get borderline ridiculous. We’ve heard stories of projects getting pushed back a month or even a YEAR behind schedule! No thank you!
Our clients on average experience a 6-month waiting period between the time they sign a contact and their move-in date. From the time our clients decide to become a Hearthside Homeowner, our team communicates with them throughout every step of the process! We’re not saying that we don’t have weather delays here and there, but we can definitely provide you with an estimated timeline that is realistic.
Do you want a completely custom home, or do you want to choose the material selections in a layout you know you love?
At Hearthside Homes, we don’t build any blueprint that comes our way – and for good reason! As previously mentioned, we’ve been in the business for over 3 decades. During that time we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. No matter how good things may seem on paper, the true test comes when it’s time to actually start framing the walls.
With this in mind, we have a wide selection of floor plans for homeowners to choose from. We’ve built these homes time and time again so we know the designs are beautiful, functional and long lasting. That doesn’t mean your house can’t be uniquely you! We have hundreds of ways you can customize your home to meet your needs and desires. Click here to view our floorplan options.
We want your home to have the bells and whistles you’ve always dreamed of! From the paint to the flooring to the tile and the molding, we have hundreds of options for you to choose from!
Hearthside Homes works in partnership with SRS Designs, a local interior design company. This allows our clients to select all the cosmetics details of their home while being guided by a trained professional! Once a floor plan has been solidified, our buyers will attend a 4-hour long meeting at the design center to pick out the finishings for their home. The team at SRS will communicate this information back to our team so you won’t have to worry about a thing! You leave this meeting feeling excited and confident about your selections!
Learn more about the process at SRS Designs by watching this video.
This one is a biggie! Make sure your builder can provide proof of insurance! It’s crucial that your builder can provide proof of insurance for his business and workers. Did you know, if a contractor doesn’t have workman’s comp you could be liable for any injuries sustained on your property?! Yeah, imagine having to put a hold on your project because of a lawsuit. Not fun.
What’s the warranty like? At Hearthside Homes, we offer a 1-year warranty on all our new homes! We even reach out to you! Most home builders will wait for their customers to reach out for any repairs or concerns. We contact our buyers before the 12-month mark to see if they have any items that need to be addressed.
Not The Low Ball Bid
Ah – the googly eyes that a good deal brings! It’s no secret that everyone likes to save money! However, when building a home, this is not the time to look for a bargain! Remember, not all builders are created equal. If you get drastically different bids for similar designs in the same location, you might want to think twice! The cheapest option isn’t always the smartest one.
Booking Your Project With Hearthside Homes
Ready to start talking about your next home? We would love to chat with you about your ideas! Feel free to fill out a contact form or give us a call at (816) 781-0234.
If you’re looking for a move-in ready home, check out our listings page! We have new finished homes for sale in the Kansas City, Liberty and surrounding areas.