When shopping for a new RTM home, price is an important consideration but it is only one piece of the puzzle. There are other factors to consider for the home you plan to live in for years to come. When making this critical decision about where to invest and who to work with, consider the following:
Project Management and Communication
Once you give a deposit for an RTM Home the process is only beginning. Knowing where the project stands throughout and when it will be ready allows you to make accurate plans with realistic timelines for your family. B&B Homes has been using co-construct software on all of our projects for years to keep the lines of communication open and clear so that there are no hidden fees or surprises. Clients login and check the status of the various stages of the build and make decisions on their own time for features and upgrades. Co-construct removes the guessing out of an RTM project and helps alleviate any stress that could arise due to the transparency of the tool.
After Sales Support, Warranty and Insurance
After an RTM is delivered, the relationship shouldn’t end there. Is it in your contract that the builder will provide a personal guarantee or warranty on their work? How far will they have to travel to do any minor repairs in the first year? Know what will happen after the home is delivered too. Promises made during and after the project is complete are critical components of making sure you get a good deal you end up happy with. B&B Homes is insured both by the Progressive Home Warranty and the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty.
Experience of the RTM Building Company
How long have they been in business? When planning a custom home to suit your lifestyle, the quality of the trades, materials, and service delivery both before and after the home is delivered is paramount in managing both stress and the quality of the final product, your home. At the end of the day building a new home is an investment of a lifetime. Making sure you set up the project right on the onset means your dream home will not turn into a nightmare, but a fun and exciting project! Know who you are working with before you sign the contract.
We have worked with home owners that have had bad experiences with other builders that decided to come to us after being referred to B&B by their Mortgage Specialist. B&B Homes has a long list of customers that will give you information on what it is like to build with us. The relationship with your builder lasts on average a year and a half, make sure you like who you are working with!
Find a Lender that Specializes in RTM Mortgages
Find a lender that is considerate and caring of your needs throughout the mortgage loan process and is an expert in RTM financing. Mortgages for RTM’s are different than traditional mortgages, work with someone who knows the differences for a smoother process. We work with Credit Unions, select banks and have a Mortgage Specialist we work with and trust. Let us know if you need an introduction, we have lenders we know and trust.
Custom Features, Upgrades and Design Consulting
The definition of “basic’ features is relative. If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is when getting cost quotes per square foot from builders. We all know that cutting corners can backfire. At B&B Homes we have an on-site designer that can help draft custom home plans and assist in making decisions in everything from lighting to backsplash to make sure your dream concept becomes reality within your budget. B&B Homes also works to include everything needed in the original quote by collaborating with the homeowner to make sure their needs and selections are made before the contract is signed, preventing any surprises down the road.
Quality of the Moving Company
B&B Homes has worked with Neufeld Movers for over a decade. We know that we can trust their team to carefully set our client’s new RTM Home on a new foundation so we do not have to do any major repairs upon setting.
B&B Homes has built over 80 RTM homes and hires the best local trades to ensure that we can live up to our promise of delivering luxury RTM Homes to our happy and informed clients in Saskatchewan and Alberta.