What Too Many Builders Have In Common With an X-Hairdresser of Mine, and Rod Tidwell, too

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What Too Many Builders Have In Common With an X-Hairdresser of Mine, and Rod Tidwell, too

Bad builders complain. Good builders shut up play the game.
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Building a new house means knowing a good builder from a bad builder. In the current building industry that means separating complainers from those who shut up and play the game.

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:00pm

By Trish Hoder

I can tell you right now this blog isn’t going to go over very well with some builders.  Others will enjoy it; they’ll laugh and nod because they’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.  Others will also laugh, not realizing I’m talking about them.

Here goes….

I spend a lot of time thinking about builders, what makes a good builder and what makes a bad one.  After hearing so many “speak amongst themselves” in various meetings and networks, I’ve come to the conclusion that big builder, small builder, green builder, etc. doesn’t matter.  Accountability is what matters.  Sadly, listening to builders talk, I’ve also come to the conclusion that accountability is sorely lacking in the home building industry today.  When business was so good a few years ago it seemed accountability quietly crept out the door.  Buyers bought with abandon, certain they would sell at a nice profit long before anything in the house began to fail.  It was a recipe for disaster.

Pondering all of this recently, I was reminded of an experience from my young adulthood that bears a lesson for both buyers and builders….

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