If you’ve recently moved to Durham, or are in the process of moving, we’d like to welcome and congratulate you! Durham and the entire Triangle are seeing rapid growth, which has made it difficult for those moving from out of town to find a house. It’s not uncommon for houses to sell off the market, and if they do get listed, to sell in a matter of days.
While it’s critical to have a reputable local real estate agent to help you navigate the home buying process, it can also be extremely beneficial to have a local general contractor, especially if you’re planning to do any type of home renovations.
If you’re moving from out of town, you likely don’t have a strong network of local contractors who can assist you with home renovation work. Finding an experienced general contractor can be difficult, which is why we’ve put together a few of the things that set Prince & Sons apart from other Durham general contractors.
Use the Latest in Technology to Assist Out of Town Home Buyers
At Prince & Sons, we utilize technology such as DocuSign that can allow you to electronically
sign contracts and other documents that may come up throughout the home renovation process.
We also offer CAD design services so that you can see how your renovated kitchen or bath will look once its complete. Seeing a design can make a world of difference when it comes to visualizing your finished home renovation.
Third Generation Family From the Durham Area
Our owners, project managers and superintendents were all born and raised in Durham. In fact, the Prince family has made Durham our home for three generations! This level of local knowledge has allowed us to amass a strong network of contacts that can be immensely helpful during a home renovation. Rather than having to blindly choose contractors for various aspects of your home renovation project, we have a list of vetted, licensed, insured contractors and tradesmen, many of which we’ve been working with for years.
Use Skype, FaceTime and Screen Share
When we’ve worked with out of town buyers in the past, we’ve used technology such as FaceTime, Skype and Screen Share to show our clients certain aspects of a home renovation project. We’ve found that these visual tools can do a better job of explaining something than an email or phone call. This also allows our out of town clients to get a sense of where we are in the project at any given time.
Well Versed With the Local Municipalities
The permitting process in Durham and the surrounding areas is perpetually changing and can be quite challenging, especially if it’s your first time. When you work with a local general contractor like Prince & Sons that has experience in the permitting process, you can rest assured knowing that all proper permits will be pulled and the work will be performed at or above the industry standard.
We hope that this guide puts your mind at ease to those of you who are house hunting from out of town and are considering a home that may be in need of a renovation. If you would like to speak with one of our project managers about a project in particular, feel free to reach out to us by phone at 919-383-0888 or send us an email using our online contact form.