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New homes in Austin TX | Former builder now a Real Estate Agent on YOUR side! | Centex Homes | Buffington Homes | Agent Aaron @ 512-845-4204
New Home Builders Profile Buffington Homes & Centex Homes
As a former owner of three homebuilding companies, I provide a very unique quality of service as a real estate agent for new-home buyers.
In addition, I have toured many new homes across the nation, and also several homes around Austin TX.
I will tell you that Centex, especially since buying out Pulte homes almost 2 years ago, is a wonderful "systems" homebuilder. What I mean by "systems" is that they are among the best of the national, publically-owned homebuilders that use exceptional systems to build — in scheduling, ordering supplies, updating and changing designs, materials selections, etc.
If you want a home built on time, on budget, with a virtually hassle-free experience, then Centex is a solid choice — second only to DR Horton in the Austin area, in my opinion. These are commonly referred to as "big box" builders — offering lots of space cheaply, with good but regimented upgrading options.
The downside to large builders, to me, is the mass buying of construction materials at rock-bottom prices. The materials generally just meet the local standards, rarely exceeding them. Also, charm and uniqueness are rare qualities in these types of builders, at least in the lower price ranges.
Builders like Buffington offer less buying power than the bigger builders, but usually have a little more personal touch in the process.
The bottom line, however, is that I tend to focus more on the superintendents in a particular subdivision, because how the day-to-day operation is being run in a specific subdivision will have more of an effect on a particular finished house than the reputation of a builder. Virtually all homebuilders have checks and balances and checklists in place ... but does the work actually get inspected before the checklist is completed? Is there a superintendent around, or just tradespeople? Is work moving along in an orderly fashion, or is it chaotic ... or too slow?
Another key point to remember is the sales process. Homebuilding communities have on-site agents who either are employees of or contractors for the homebuilders. They work hard to make you think they are working for you, but they are not — their duty is to make the most money for the homebuilder.
But I, Agent Aaron, work for you. I look out for your best interests. Period.
So please keep me in mind as you move forward in the process. I would like the opportunity to help you get the best deal on a home that is right for you.
We offer true no-pressure residential real estate services in the greater Austin, TX, area — including Lakeway TX. Our key neighborhoods include Circle C, Steiner Ranch, Wells Branch and Hyde Park. But our expertise is focused on delivering the services our clients need, no matter the neighborhood or price range.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.