Young Builders Deliver Personalized Attention

| by David Morris
Young Builders Deliver Personalized Attention

Millennial buyers crave authenticity and quality, and a new generation of homebuilders is adopting the personalized approach that younger buyers crave.

I've seen these young professionals who strive to deliver quality to the homebuyer and make a good name for their company. Some of the best builders that I have seen are really interactive with their customers, learning what the customer 's needs and objectives are for the home. They talk about the homeowners' daily lives, where they like to come in from the outside and drop key and coats, where they like to eat in the home, where they tend to congregate for entertainment.

The younger buyers are seeking a smaller footprint but one that's really well thought out and takes their lifestyle into account.

Many of these younger buyers also value interactive products within the home including the smart thermostats and energy monitoring tools. Homeowners want to be able to use their smart phone apps to see what temperature in their home before they arrive.

With their smart homes, these buyers will experience the benefits of a well-built, high-performance wall assembly and be able to track the impact in their monthly budget.

These homeowners -- the buyers who succeed with them -- realize that less can be more. Less square footage, if it's well designed and eliminates wasted space, can actually deliver a better living experience, and can cost shift to provide better materials and finishes.

Millennial homebuyers want to have a good story to tell about their home. They will take pride if it's smart and interactive, and is resource efficient and share that story with family, friends and neighbors, creating a very positive image for the builder.

This blog was developed by Fox Blocks. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.

Topics: Building Green, Insulated Concrete Forms - ICF

Companies: Fox Blocks

David Morris
A Detroit native, David T. Morris, LEED® Green Associate, used his drive for entrepreneurship, innovation & new product development to develop a patented product and later took a new building product to market. In 2012, he became U.S. East Regional Manager with Fox Blocks, a division of Airlite Plastics Company, managing ICF sales in seven states. Since 2006, David has delivered more than 140 IFA/ICF training seminars to contractors, plus another 120 presentations to architects and engineers. He is a featured speaker and SME on High-Performance Buildings, and his efforts have resulted in environmentally friendly construction being specified for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings throughout the country.

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