6 Steps in Preparing to Buy Metal Buildings

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To efficiently buy metal buildings, there are a few steps that should be followed. By following the simple steps below, the buying process can be smooth and enjoyable.

First and foremost, create a budget

You would be amazed how many people just pick up a phone and start working with metal building salesmen without first determining a budget and purchasing price goal. A salesman knows his bottom line as well as what commission percentage he will receive based on the selling price. He has studied the features and benefits on the building model he will offer, as well as has numerous resources to assist him throughout the selling process. In a nutshell, he is prepared.
A wise buyer knows the budget to stay within. This simple step profoundly affects the selling dynamics. It forces the seller to quickly adjust to the consumers standards. Without this step, the playing field dramatically favors the seller. It is easy for the consumer to get caught up emotionally and add unessential items when a budget has not be created. Creating budget protects the buyer from the common tendency of overspending.

Know exactly where the metal building will sit on the property

Stake out on your property exactly where the metal building will reside. This insight will present a clear indication of the ideal building size, as well as the proper location for windows and doors placements. Determining the building’s location in relations to the property line also guards against any building code stipulations related to allowable property distances.

Verify the seller’s credibility

Review a company’s Better Business Bureau record, as well as read the reviews posted. The views posted gives an indication of how the public thinks about the company’s product and or services. Most companies claim that they have superior products or service; however, the public’s view is what is relevant.

Thoroughly read the specifications, terms and features offer within a proposal.

It is only wise to rely more on what is in writing than what a commission salesman says. Most people are honest; however, the desire to make a sale causes some commissioned salesmen to neglect the details that you should know. It is too late to read or learn about these details after the sales has been completed. If you are uncomfortable or confused about a formal proposal you are reviewing, have someone more experienced assist you. Metal buildings are a big ticket item. Consequently, making a purchasing mistake can set the average income person back financially quite a bit.

Buy your accessories with the initial metal building purchase

If at all possible, buy your accessories when you are buying the metal building. Quite often customers neglect to order their roll up doors and or insulation in the initial order. These items can be costly if ordered later. Salesmen tend to add more profit to an accessory if they have already secured the building purchase. If the company you are considering buying the metal building from doesn’t offer these items, do more research. There are many companies that offer all the accessories along with their building models. You will most likely pay retail if you buy the items on the open market yourself.

Decide who is going to erect the metal building

Don’t wait until the last minute to decide on who the erector will be. Just because some smooth talking salesman said you can easily erect a metal building, I can assure you, it isn’t easy! If you don’t have foundation or erection experience, and the building is larger than 40’x60’x14, it would be wise to secure a licensed contractor for these duties. Remember, a good contractor is booked out for at least 6 weeks in advance, so secure your contractor asap.

In brief, your inner guidance system will give you the best instructions. Follow it. Obviously, if you hear some things that don’t sound right, don’t accept it as true. It probably isn’t. Do your research and never buy until you are ready. Buying metal buildings can be easy and enjoyable if you follow the simple steps listed above.

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