Will the potential purchaser pay more for a novice built home or one that was built by a reputable known builder?
Note: If your home was built by a reputable builder, the consumer will be more confident about its quality, removing that obstacle during their purchase process. Your return on home investment dollars can easily be higher using a professional builder.
MYTH... The builder adds excessive profits to the subtotal of the home cost. I can avoid paying the extra charge on the bottom line by building the house myself.
FACT... You would have to assume for the above statement to be true that both the novice builder and the professional builder would have the same net job costs. This is not the truth.
The sub-trades, material suppliers, and labor will quote better deals to organized professional builders. The more work and multiple jobs the builder supplies, the better the price quote. The professional builder's net cost will always be lower. A professional builder will keep profit margins reasonable; therefore, you might be pleasantly surprised at the little extra cost it will take to have your home built by a professional.