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8 Vital Questions You Must Ask Your Property Builder

by Jennifer Gordon 05/12/2019

The success of any building project depends on the builder. Therefore, it is critical you ask the right questions before choosing your property builder. An ideal property builder will carry you along on every stage of the project, use quality suppliers, and employ experienced tradespeople. 

When you make a wrong choice, you end up frustrated with lengthy delays, financial disputes, cracking pipes, leaking pipes, and other pressing issues. In some cases, the project could be left unfinished. To avoid all these unnecessary headaches, try asking your property builder some of the essential questions below:

1. Are you licensed? Unlicensed builders can be cheaper but with the savings come the danger of insufficient building protection.

2. Can you show recent models of your work? It is critical to check out the past projects of the property builder to determine their suitability for your building project. Property builders who are proud of their work will be eager to show off their past successes.

3. Are you fully insured? Property builders must be insured. It is essential to make sure your property builder has the appropriate financial protection in case of any unplanned occurrence. 

4. How much experience do you have? Asking about the level of experience your property builder has will ensure that you know if the builder you're hiring is well-established.

5. How do I pay you? Always ask how payments should be made to avoid future financial disagreements. It is better to set the expectation in advance rather than paying a considerable amount upfront.

6. Who will supervise the work? The role of an on-site supervisor is very vital to the project running smoothly. 

7. Do you have any other jobs you are working on presently? If the builder is engaged somewhere else, it could affect your work. Therefore, this question must be asked to avoid situations that may affect the project adversely. 

8. How long will it take? It is a good idea to set up a time frame for the completion of the project. Though complex buildings may not always run as scheduled, setting a time frame helps the project to move at a faster pace. Apart from setting a time frame for completion, there must be a progress milestone as the work progresses.

Avoid the hassles that come with hiring a shoddy property builder, keep these questions close by so you’re one step closer to working with the right person on your next project.

About the Author

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Jennifer Gordon

A Staten Island Realtor since 1998, Jennifer earned her NYS Associate Broker license in 2006, and has established herself with an impressive selling record while maintaining a reputation for providing personal attention, quality service, and above all, for her integrity. An active and involved member of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Jennifer has served as Chair of the Technology Committee, as a member of the MLS Vendor Task Force, the MLS Transition Committee, the Legal Liaison Task Force, the Young Professionals Network, the Attorney Interaction Task Force, the Grievance Committee, the Installation Committee, the Agent Day & Trade Show Committee,the SIBOR 100th Year Gala Committee and currently reappointed a fourth year on the Professional Standards Committee. Jennifer is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, a member of the New York State Association of Realtors, and she has been a licensed New York Notary Public since 2002, a service she happily offers to all for free.

Jennifer began working in Staten Island real estate part time, nights and weekends, while simultaneously studying for her Bachelor’s Degree at the College of Staten Island and working full time at Staten Island Academy, a private-independent school, as secretary to the Headmaster. Six months later,after successfully selling several homes, Jennifer resigned from the Academy so she could focus her attention on real estate full time – a life-changing and rewarding transition she has never regretted. Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology has well-equipped her to successfully work with various personality types. Jennifer was recognized as the very first student at the College of Staten Island to minor in developmental disabilities and her internship and focus was on autism. Jennifer has volunteered and raised money to bring awareness and resources to the autistic community and she is a concerned supporter of quality future housing for autistic adults. Jennifer has always found pleasure in helping people; right out of Tottenville High School, she worked as an intake counselor at Project Hospitality where she helped serve Staten Island’s homeless population. Now a Realtor, she says that “helping families while earning a living is a winning combination.”

A proud Staten Island resident since 1978, Jennifer became a first time homeowner in 2003 and again in 2009. The experiences gave her valuable insight and made her a better Realtor. Jennifer’s two beautiful children are top students at their schools and are enthusiastically involved in community and charitable events. Both have added cherished perspective to family life and have helped provide an important understanding of and respect for working parents looking to make their next move.

Personal Attention

A great listener with a good attitude, Jennifer has the ability to focus her attention on the needs of her clients, whether they be buyers, sellers,landlords, or tenants. Many have said they have made Jennifer their Realtor“for life” and confidently refer to her their closest friends and family members. Continued education, community involvement, immersed in a brilliant network of business professionals and lovingly supported by understanding family and friends help keep Jennifer ahead of the rest.

Quality Service

Jennifer’s wide range of marketing techniques insures her clients the utmost exposure from, among other things, social media and online marketing,professional photographs, virtual tours, detailed direct mailings, informative open houses, custom-printed color brochures, and extensive publication advertising. 

Integrity

Honesty, good character, fairness, sincerity, and trustworthiness are words her clients use to describe Jennifer. She is a trusted first choice, guaranteeing the most effective marketing, negotiating the most favorable terms and conditions, and communicating well with all involved parties to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Most importantly, Jennifer’s integrity is intact at all times along with a healthy dose of natural tenacity.

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