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Why A Free Quote Isn’t Always The Best Option

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While the idea of a free quote may be enticing, it’s essential to look beyond the surface.

In this blog, we will explore why free quotes from new home builders may not always be the best option for you!

1. Limited Scope in Free Quotes

Free quotes will often have a limited scope. This means that it may not include all the necessary details and inclusions which can lead to a misleading idea on budget and overall cost.

2. Low-Quality Materials and Workmanship

In the competitive world of building & construction, free quotes can often be a trade-off for corners being cut with material quality and workmanship. The initial cost estimate may seem attractive, but the use of poor quality materials and labor can result in costly repairs and renovations down the line.


3. Exclusion of Customization Costs

Free quotes may not account for any personal choices and represent the base options only for your build. As a result, the final price can skyrocket when you decide to personalize your home. Builders may present a seemingly low-cost quote, only to charge high amounts for any changes to their standard offerings.

4. Unforeseen Site-Related Expenses

Every construction site is unique, and can present its own set of specific requirements and challenges. Free quotes can often skim over these requirements ad they do not include a comprehensive understanding of the specific needs of your land.

5. Inadequate Planning and Project Management

Often, free quotes are used in an effort to win your business quickly, rather than investing the time needed for thorough planning. Inadequate planning can lead to delays, cost overruns, and a frustrating overall experience.

Hidden costs and limitations in free quotes can have a significant impact on your budget and the overall quality of your new home. Investing time and, if necessary, a small fee for a more detailed quote can ultimately save you money and assist in a smoother process overall!

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