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What are Builder Brokers?

Posted: Jun 28, 2013 at 9:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The term ‘builder brokers,’ or ‘building brokers’ in some parts of Australia, has been thrown around for quite some time now. But, except for those working in construction, architecture, interior design industries, not a lot of people understand what these builder brokers do. In Perth, for instance, there has been a surge in the number of home buyers inquiring about the nature of their work. What does a builder broker do?

If you are looking for a sizeable new investment, it’s wiser to consult a builder broker. Their work is similar to what brokers in other industries do; they act as an intermediary between the buyer and the building contractor. They focus mainly on designing and constructing aspects of home building. They can create customized home designs, like double storey house plans, based on your budget and find a builder willing to work on your terms. There are draftsmen and architects that provide brokering services too.

One of the most important things they can provide is the convenience of finding the right builder. Looking for a builder by yourself can be risky, especially if you are uninitiated in the business of home building. Some contractors ask for a hefty price for what can be done for less. There are even quite a few who would build just to meet the minimum standards of the Building Code of Australia.

Though price is a large factor in constructing quality houses, it is certainly not the sole consideration.
Large building companies, while they can get materials for a lower price, may charge higher fees to cover their other expenses. On the other hand, smaller yet equally skilled building companies charge higher prices for the materials but on a smaller mark-up price. Either way, a builder broker with a huge network of contractors can help you find the right one for you.

The changing trends in home design and construction are staggering. You need a helping hand to discern the right measures to take. There are a variety of options in the building market today, but a builder broker can help you find the one suitable for your plans much quicker. If you’re planning to build the house of your dreams, don’t risk hiring a mediocre builder. Visit builder broker websites for more information.