Rural Property Developers: Find the Best
How can you be certain that you’re looking at the best rural property developers? With so many companies out there claiming to have the best homes on the market, it can be difficult to differentiate between the genuine and the inequitable. Which is why, we’re going to share this handy guide with you. We will take you through basic steps that can help you separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff.
Settle on a location before your rural property developers
Where do you want to live? In the UK there are plenty of stunning rural areas for you to choose from, so the first step is to decide—but before you do that—are you certain that country living is for you? Here are 10 signs it’s time to move to the countryside—if you’re still keen, then it’s simply a case of deciding on where to call home.
To get you started, why don’t you check out our current rural development, Lavender Close? We have plenty of information available regarding the location and setting. This should give you an idea as to what to look out for when exploring other rural development properties.
Set a realistic budget
You must be realistic about what you can afford to spend on a home. Having this knowledge will influence the calibre of property developer that you will be able to settle on. There’s no good researching luxury property developers in the Southwest if you aren’t quite in the financial position to make the move. That’s not to say that you can’t window shop, but it pays to be pragmatic.
Another important thing to consider is not just the initial cost of the property and mortgage itself, but the on-going costs involved. When buying a bigger home, consider carefully, and make sure that it is indeed, the right decision.
Ask around with friends and family
Reach out to friends and family and use social media to explore some rural property developers. An associate of yours may have had dealings with a specific company that they’d either like to recommend wholeheartedly, or suggest that you avoid. You don’t have to take everyone’s word as gospel, but you might be able to pick up some useful information.
Shortlist a number of rural property developers
It can be tempting to rush in with the first quality company that you come across, especially if they have a beautiful rural property development that you’re interested in. The best approach is to shortlist a selection of top candidates and then go from there. You wouldn’t want to miss out on a great opportunity after the fact.
Make initial contact with your shortlisted rural property developers
You can tell a lot about a company by the way that they handle your initial contact with them. How courteous are they over the phone? Did they provide you with ample information? Were you able to reach a positive conclusion (i.e., arrange a property viewing). The most reputable and reliable rural property developers will bend over backwards to accommodate you.
Don’t give up on a company immediately if they don’t pick up the phone the first time. It’s not uncommon for successful property developers to be incredibly busy. So, leave a voicemail at the and see if they get back to you in good time.
Pay close attention to the company’s ‘culture’
By this, we mean their general ethos and the way that they present their business through their brand and website. Do they procure their building materials ethically? Are they conscious of the environment? Do they make a point of highlighting the quality of their finished product and can it be backed up with evidence?
The cheapest isn’t always the best
It’s always worth asking why a property is priced the way it is. If it seems a little too high, there could be a good reason for it. When buying property it can be tempting to roll with the cheapest offer, but that’s rarely the best option. Generally speaking, a higher price tag means a quality finish, especially when it comes to buying new-build homes. That said, there will also be property development companies out there who may charge over the odds, despite the quality being sub-standard. Be vigilant.
Go with your gut
Trusting your gut is often the best strategy when it comes to making such important decisions. Yes, you must do your due-diligence and research the rural development properties and companies in question. However, let the final decision after compiling and considering your research be left to your intuition. Through the power of deduction and a simple process of elimination, the decision that makes the most sense to you should be rather obvious.
Is Martins Developments right for you?
If you’re interested in exploring our services, but you’re undecided, then why don’t you learn a little more about us? We understand how big a decision it is when selecting a reliable property developer to build your forever home. Thus, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. If it’s a case of licensing, insurance and qualifications, then rest assured that Martins Developments will gladly provide you with proof authenticity. If on the other hand, you’d like to learn more about our previous projects, so that you can see the quality of our finished product, then we can assist you there as well. Simply contact us at your convenience, we’d love to hear from you.