Written By: Amy Alexander, Sales and Marketing Director
I was on a call the other day with a prospective client for about an hour. He came in as a lead almost a year ago. In this industry, a year or so of lead time is common as buyers start shopping early. Many are trying to get a feel for what’s in the market and what they can afford given their budget. This is especially true given the current trend we are seeing of many buyers making the choice to relocate from Illinois to Indiana to save on their property taxes. More often than not, buyers just want the reassurance that they can afford to buy new. For some it ends up becoming a reality, and for many others, they decide that they don’t have the time to wait for their new home to be built (6-7 months), so they move on to a used home. Nevertheless, many home shoppers know they want to move but they are often waiting for something like a life moment to happen to actually sign the contract.
This prospect, that I mentioned earlier, called me and we had a nice conversation. It was one of those great calls where I was mostly listening while the prospect was doing the talking. He was asking all the right “buying” questions. Then he asked the question that typically comes up in one form or another, “why are you better than the other builders in the area, as I’ve been speaking to other builders and I want to know why I should build or buy from you?” I dislike answering this question as it puts me on the spot for me to bad-mouth another builder, which I will never do, but often believe this is what that shopper wants to hear. I start to talk about how we are different from other builders in the market. I discuss our small but mighty team, our communication process internally with our team and with our clients, the trade companies that we strategically and consistently partner with to ensure the high level of product we require as well as our sublime standards. Not too long ago we completed a house in the Preserve for a family and the owner shared with us one of the reasons they decided to work with Sublime Homes to build their home, was because the products and craftsmanship that go into each home and that our sublime standards, are other builders upgrades. My conversation with my prospect and the testimonial of my homeowner got me thinking. I really need a better way to showcase our sublime standards.
There are so many different moving parts that go into the design, build and construction of a home that I’d be listing for days and your head would start to spin. I hope that this list that I’ve put together of our most commonly asked about standards is a good place to start. From there, if we’ve peaked your interest enough from our model, images and of course our standards, I’d love to educate you more on the building process and set you up to meet with our builder, Michael Graniczny and our amazing team. Like my friend (lead) from earlier in my post, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you even if it's only a couple of minutes--even better if it ends up being an hour!
If you've had the opportunity to speak with me, you'll know I live for chatting! If you haven't yet called in, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you. 219-228-2280 X1 or send me an email email@example.com
Written By: Amy Alexander, Sales and Marketing Director
"Our research for NWI consistently illustrated St. John as a highly ranked city in terms of "best places to raise a family" and "safest cities".
We’re often asked, how we started building homes and our business in St. John, Indiana. The answer is simple, our homeowners. When we started building, many of the homes built were in Illinois. All it took was for one client to ask Michael Graniczny, our owner and builder, if he would build in St. John, Indiana to have us hooked on this city. We love St. John! Not only do we love the community as a place to build dream homes, we practice what we preach. Many team members live within the St. John area and one of them is even building a new home with us, in St. John!
St. John, is a small community of about 16,000 residents tucked in between Schererville and Crown Point in Lake County, Indiana, just 24 miles Southeast of Chicago. The community is bursting with opportunity from new home construction to new local business openings to support the growing population. Many families are relocating to the St. John area to take advantage of free year-round holiday festivities, top ranked Lake Central School District, as well as low Indiana property taxes. Resident safety is also calmed by the consistent reports of low crime within the community, the National Council for Home Safety and Security has ranked the Town of St. John as the safest city in Indiana. In a recent interview conducted by our team with a handful of our St. John homeowners, we asked them, “What brought you and your family to St. John, Indiana? Why was this city an enticing community to call home?” The answer was consistent across the board and mimicked the sentiments of this homeowner “Our research for NWI consistently illustrated St. John as a highly ranked city in terms of "best places to raise a family" and "safest cities". We also know that the Lake Central School District is one of the best in the entire state of Indiana.” So whether you are single, married without children, growing a family or are empty nesters, you will discover a community that is a perfect distance to Chicago, friends and family that have not moved out of Illinois, and a perfect place that is far away from the hustle of life but close enough that it provides all the comforts of home. You’ll discover all that in St. John.
Sublime Homes started building in select neighborhoods in St. John in 2015. When we began building is this market, we built homes when the client came to us with their own homesite and floorplans. Over the years, we have established an entire portfolio of semi-custom homes as well as acquired our own homesites. Most recently, we have begun developing our own land for our own Sublime Development.
Today, you can find us as landowners of homesites, looking for homebuyers in the Rose Garden and the Preserve subdivisions as well as with in-progress projects in Crossing Creek, Renaissance and Willow Ridge.
At Sublime Homes we offer the option to build any of our floor plans in any of our communities as well as the ability to custom design your dream home.
We have one model home in the Preserve and it is currently for sale: Madison Floor Plan: 9761 Tall Grass Trail, St. John, Indiana. We also offer open house tours every Thursday from 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm and Saturdays from 12:00 pm - 4 pm.
For more information about building or buying a Sublime Home in St. John, feel free to Contact Us! f you want to learn more about the Rose Garden, Preserve or to schedule a tour of the community, you can contact our Sales team directly at 219-228-2280 X1.
Author: The Sublime Team