Students ask me,”Tom, how can you save over 30% when you build your own home without doing the physical work?”
Most builders, like myself, will develop relationships with subs and suppliers over the years. Yes I could get a better price from another plumber but I am going to use my plumber. The same thing is true with my material suppliers.
I had a student that shopped the entire state for bargains. He built a home for $115,000.00 that appraised for over $500,000.00! You can do it too, if you are willing to shop and bargain.