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Check Out Chesmar Homes

In my 10+ years in real estate I've worked with dozens of builders, both good and bad.  When I find a builder that is doing things the right way I feel compelled to share my story and experience.  After all, your home will likely be the largest purchase you'll ever make, so you need to have confidence in the final product your builder is delivering.  Recently, I've had the pleasure of working with Chesmar Homes and I wanted to share a little about them and hope you will give them some consideration when you're ready to find your perfect home.

Chesmar is relatively new to the Austin area but has roots in Houston, TX where they were founded approximately 10 years ago by Don Klein, who ran Lennar's local division for almost 10 years.  At that time, Klein called his homes "upscale entry level because he said they offer upgrades that other builders would charge for, like name-brand roofs, paint, appliances and air-conditioning systems."  And if you recall, not long after 2005, the recession wreaked havoc on the housing industry, but in a testament to Chesmar's management and quality, they were able to grow the company during a period when many builders closed shop.

Today, their approach is similar.  Chesmar builds beautiful, quality homes that offer very reasonable and realistic price tags for all of their upgrades.  In fact, everything can be customized with Chesmar if you desire.  One key factor that helps in the building process is that they've removed the mystery from the design center process that many builders fail.  Most builders use a third party vendor to assist with the process, but not with Chesmar.  You work directly with Chesmar during the design process.  Also, most builders make you sign a contract and put earnest money before you are able to begin the design center process (which means if you get to the design center and your price for the home you want to build climbs too high with all of your choices and you want to back out of the contract, most builders will not give you back your earnest money.). Not Chesmar, just another way they are taking care of clients like they are family and being a stand out among the competition.

Chesmar is passionate and dedicated at building great homes and taking care of their home owners.  This was not lost on the Austin Business Journal, either.  In 2014 Chesmar was ranked number 1 in the list of Best Places to Work in its size category.  The journal hailed them for their open culture and relaxed work environment.  

If you are interested in checking out some of the Chesmar Communities (they are currently building in 7 neighborhoods in the Greater Austin area listed below), please call/email or text me today.

Rancho Sienna
Water Oak at San Gabriel
Falcon Pointe

Comment balloon 1 commentLaura Ivy Blessing 512-789-5087 • October 07 2015 02:46PM


Thanks for the insight. I haven't worked with too many new home builders. I had the good fortune of going in blind and found a great D.R. Horton home that we love. They were great to work with. Taking into account your years of experience I will recommend this page to send my friends and family when they move so they are not rolling the dice on a good experience!

Posted by Shawn Letaro almost 3 years ago