Finding just the right home can be tedious and confusing. Regardless of where you buy your home, getting the answers to certain questions will help ensure you make the right decision. We hope it will make the process pleasant and simple so you can feel confident about your new home choice.
When you ask these questions – and any others you may come up with, look for straightforward answers and supporting documentation. Be cautious if the salesperson doesn’t answer your questions or is vague with answers.
Question 1: Who will be performing the final walkthrough on our home before we move in?
If a member of the same construction team that built your home also conducts the final walk-through, they may miss or avoid pointing out things. Look for a walk-through from a person or group that is separate from the construction team and that doesn’t answer to it.
Fulton Homes has a separate customer care department that accompanies you at the final walkthrough, giving you a fresh set of eyes to identify any issues with your home. This is a separate division of Fulton Homes that does not answer to the construction division.
Question 2: Do you have a Design Center?
A Design Center allows you to see flooring and other options for making your home uniquely yours. There are samples of your choices and a designer to help you create the perfect home for you.
Fulton Homes has a 13,000-square-foot design center located in Tempe. This is the largest Design Center in Arizona. The Design Center is staffed with highly trained professional designers who will help guide you through your selection process.
Question 3: Will you remain my primary point of contact throughout the entire process?
Some companies hand homebuyers off to other people or divisions as a home moves through the construction process through to completion. This can lead to mis-communication and a lack of accountability.
At Fulton Homes, each sales associate is considered a manager of their community, allowing them to resolve issues that may arise. All sales associates have direct access with the senior level management team of Fulton Homes, including Mr. Fulton himself. As a result, over the past 10 years, 96 percent of all Fulton Homes customers said they would recommend their sales associate.
Question 4: Can you give me a list of your builder’s communities that are 5 to 10 years old?
If you want to make sure your home will be part of a stable and inviting community for years after you buy it, the place to look is the other communities the homebuilder built in the past. Go visit one or more of these older communities to make sure your future neighborhood will still be appealing in five or ten years.
We encourage you to visit any of our established communities, which you can find listed on our website. As you visit the Fulton Homes communities, be sure to notice the neighborhood amenities and open spaces.
Question 5: Can you tell me the total price of my house BEFORE I sign the contract?
At Fulton Homes we will. Any other builder that will not or cannot tell you the total price of their homes before you sign the contract should make you suspicious.
These are just a few of the questions you should ask before choosing your new homebuilder. For more questions and homebuyer advice, visit our website at: http://www.fultonhomes.com/12-questions and download your free copy of our homebuyer’s guide.