Build Your Dream Home
Agave’s goal when building a custom home is to make dreams come true. Each client will have a unique experience, some steps will take longer than others, but the road map is essentially the same.
Our 5-Step Process
Agave’s 5 phases of custom home building. Understanding the entire process prepares you for the journey.
1. The Dream
The length of time in this phase varies. Could be weeks to months. We gather any and all ideas, wishes and wants, and dreams. We then assemble the team with the architect, builder, interior designer and landscaper. During the Dream phase we discuss the Agave construction contract, the budget for the home on a high level, make introductions to local banks and review the merits of a contingency fund, usually 10% of the total construction budget
2. Land Acquisition
During the Dream phase, it is common for the Agave team to visit a few sites with the client. We discuss all the pros and cons of each site - lot placement, views, existing landscaping, etc. and ultimately guide you towards the site which is best suited for your Dream home. We have an in-house realtor should you need one for this. In Phase 2 we talk about the architectural design, styles you like, the number of rooms, and how they relate to one another. Finalize all financing for the site purchase and home construction.
Now that you have your site, funding, and team in place, you can move forward full speed ahead with the design of your home. This is the fun part! We don't rush through this phase. We take all the time we need to get it right from the get-go and avoid problems in the future.
We have finished the design, building permit in hand, and it's time to start moving dirt This phase typically lasts anywhere from 10 to 18 months. Construction is an exciting time when you get to watch your design go from paper to a 3-dimensional reality. At this point, the majority of your design decisions and selections have already been made. Making the remainder of your decisions in a timely fashion will help your builder to remain on schedule
5. Move In
Walk through your magnificent home with the Agave team. Review all systems so that you are familiar with how everything works. We provide the Certificate of Occupancy and any relevant warranties. We encourage you to enjoy your home. We will be back in 30 days or less to address any punch list items.