How does the sales process work?
30 June 2021
Building a home is a journey and this blog seeks to shed some light on the process, from having a first chat through to signing contracts and breaking ground.
At Oceanside Homes we pride ourselves on our personal approach to clients, and earning trust is of the utmost importance. Building a home is a journey and this blog seeks to shed some light on the process, from having a first chat through to signing contracts and breaking ground.
To start things off we like to meet you to discuss your ideas, wants, and needs; to learn a bit more about you and see where you’re at in the process. "Our clients and our team both get a lot out of this initial meeting, we find it really helps us to better understand the people we're working with and what they want to achieve," says Isaac - New Homes Consultant at Oceanside Homes.
You can’t build a house without land, and if you need land we will have a conversation about requirements, location and budget. We can provide advice on sourcing land in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty and draw from our database of potential sites. If nothing appropriate can be found immediately then we'll continue looking and keep you updated as opportunities arise.
Once land is found or if you already own a site, we can start thinking about design. Our team will help organise things like site testing, reports and covenants and use this information to draw up a concept floor plan that captures all your requirements. Being a custom builder, we only take on a certain number of builds per year and can provide great attention to detail on your project.
After we have an initial floor plan, we write an extensive brief to understand what materials and fixtures will be needed for your home. The information is entered into our in-depth estimating system, and you’ll have a concept design with full specifications, all the inclusions and the likely cost - all with no money spent.
If you’re happy with the estimated cost and are keen to move forward, we take a design deposit of $5,000 to start the pricing plans on the architectural drawings. Our New Home Consultant will begin to help refine things further by talking through options and opportunities and pointing out any threats like warranty limitations or maintenance costs, making sure money is spent in the right places. We’ll even organise visits to suppliers so you can make your own selections.
At this stage our in-house Architect will produce the design in 3D so you can have a virtual tour through your new home and make any final decisions. Once we have the approval, the plans are sent out to subcontractors and suppliers for full contract pricing which takes three to four weeks. When the final pricing is in we will compile the contract documents to send to your legal representative for approval and once approved we sign the contract.
The design deposit paid earlier is deducted from the contract price and a 10% deposit will be required to get started with the consent process. Our in-house Architect will organise full consent plans for council and arrange any external consultants required. We follow progress carefully and promptly and answer any questions from council to ensure speedy delivery of your consent. Once consent is received, we typically begin work on site within two weeks.
Your New Home Consultant will be with you every step of the way to answer any questions and provide regular updates from your dedicated Project Manager. We invite you to keep involved throughout the build with regular walk-throughs and catch ups to discuss each stage.
All projects are different, and the construction timeline will vary per project, but most homes take six or seven months to complete. We know how important it is to provide a home for your family and we put our hearts and hands into creating homes that we would be proud to live in ourselves.
We first met Johan at the Tauranga Home Show and were taken with his enthusiasm and interest in our build project. Johan proved himself to be very knowledgeable with regard to subdivision and building requirements.
He guided us through our subdivision process, which turned out to be fairly complex, liaising with council as well as surveyors, geotechnical engineers and septic tank specialists to help make it all happen. Throughout this process Johan showed exceptional patience, was very trustworthy and changes were never too much trouble for him.
We love our new home and have no hesitation in recommending Johan and Oceanside Homes to anyone else who is looking to build.
The House is absolutely perfect. Oceanside Homes listened carefully to our design ideas and put those into a preliminary design, it developed into the perfect plan for our needs.
Isaac was the reason why we went with Oceanside, he was one of 6 builders that we gave our name to at the Tauranga Home Show who bothered to follow up. He was part of the process from start to finish, we had a budget and we had to make it work! Isaac and the team were as passionate about our build as we were.
The best part of the build was the actual process. It was very exciting seeing the house develop from a design to a completed project. We will definitely build with Oceanside again because we really trust Isaac!
We really found the process smooth and easy. Oceanside Homes helped us to understand the process and their communication was great.
Using the Co-Construct app was a real pleasure. We were kept up to date with each stage of the build and could follow the progress easily and then schedule site visits accordingly. The build is perfect with no wasted space!
Along with the fantastic service we received from the Oceanside Homes team, they delivered a home of excellent quality and we are very satisfied with the value we received. We are very happy with our new new home!”
Oceanside Homes satisfied our expectations in more ways than one. They were always available when we needed to contact them and are a very approachable company. They went out of their way to achieve satisfactory outcomes for us.
The things we liked most in dealing with Oceanside Homes are their professionalism, excellent levels of service and depth of general trade knowledge. They are very helpful and able to explain technical issues quite clearly in layman’s terms when required. They produce a good standard of workmanship and have a good support network.
Oceanside certainly achieved an agreeable overall outcome for the Army Leave Centres and we would certainly recommend Oceanside Homes Ltd to others.
The thing I liked most in working with the Oceanside Homes team was an authentic sincere attitude towards trying to meet all of my needs. The whole time, I felt I was being looked after 100% and over time I grew to trust without a doubt the whole process and Oceanside Homes.
Nothing was too much trouble and there was always a desire to help, answer all my questions and make the whole process really smooth. I felt this with everyone involved, from the beginning with Paul and Jorgen who are great communicators and real gentlemen, then absolutely throughout the build with Soren.
Working with the Oceanside Homes team is as easy as working with a group of good friends who get on fantastically, and are all working towards the same goal. Easy peasy!! Plus of course, professional, efficient, understanding, considerate, and open minded.
Every single person I dealt with was amazingly efficient and extremely helpful. I only have good memories of all my dealings with each and every one of the Oceanside Homes team.
They sincerely want to make not only the journey enjoyable but deliver a quality, amazing home. Both aesthetically and structurally, throughout the whole process, from beginning to end I rate the product and the service 10 out of 10+++….. I would without a shadow of a doubt, recommend Oceanside Homes to others in fact I already have and do.
We approached Oceanside Homes with a plan in mind. We had many extra’s and these were all handled with ease, the team were excellent and their high degree of finishing is evident where ever you look in our new home.
One of the many advantages of dealing with Oceanside Homes was their excellent team of sub trades Electrical, Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Fireplace Installers and Kitchen Manufacturer who all made a great contribution to our wonderful home
Thank you all for our wonderful home.