Is Building a Custom Home Right for You?

If you’ve been thinking about building a new home, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is choosing between a custom builder and a production builder. Building a custom home isn’t suitable for everyone—it requires time, dedication, and passion—and at Sekas Homes, we want to ensure building a custom home with us is not just a home but an experience.

To learn more about building a custom home in Northern Virginia, call Sekas Homes at 703-594-7449 to schedule a consultation!

Custom Builders vs. Production Builders

Before you think about building a custom home, you first need to know the difference between a custom builder and a production builder.

A custom builder, such as Sekas Homes, is one that caters to creativity and, in most cases, luxury. Custom builders do things such as:

  • Build on a lot you own or a lot they own.
  • Build one-of-a-kind custom homes—many custom home builders also offer a variety of floor plan options that can be built as-is or fully customized.
  • Build single-family homes.
  • Build a smaller volume of homes, therefore allowing them to spend more time and attention on each project.
  • Build high-end luxury homes.

A production builder is one that produces all types of homes fit for many different types of lifestyles. They do things such as:

  • Build on land they own—generally in communities.
  • Use stock floor plans that have minimal options and choices for customization.
  • Build all types of housing, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, etc.
  • Build a large volume of homes every year, including multiple immediate-delivery homes.
  • Build homes for all price ranges.

If you’re not sure which type of builder is right for you, ask yourself the following questions.

Questions to Consider When Choosing Between Custom and Production

Ask yourself…



 1. Do I have a difficult time making decisions?



 2. After I’ve made a decision, do I usually struggle with changing it?



 3. Is my schedule so busy that I rarely have time for the things I  enjoy?



 4. Am I a perfectionist?



 5. Can I handle things that are out of my control?



 6. Do I recognize that things aren’t always perfect?



 7. Is my family life stable enough to handle a lot of activity?



 8. Do I enjoy an ongoing project that is subject to changes?



If you answered ‘no’ to the first four questions and ‘yes’ to the last four questions, then you’re ready to start building a custom home with Sekas Homes. However, if you answered ‘yes’ to the first four questions and ‘no’ to the last four, choosing a production builder is probably the best choice for you—and the one you’ll be the happiest with in the long run!

Building a custom home can be very rewarding and can help you create the perfect home you’ve always dreamed of, but you need to make sure you’re in the right place in your life to make it a complete success.

Learn More About Building a Custom Home

Schedule an appointment with Sekas Homes today to learn more about building a custom home in Northern Virginia.