About five years ago I met Justin when he bought a house from me. He wanted to do some sweat equity on his home. He really wanted to paint his house. I really hate when people request to paint If you were to buy a really nice car, would you ask if you could paint it? Well, a house is worth a whole lot more than your car. I asked Justin what he did for a living? He told me that he was a computer programmer. I asked him to help Jake build a web-site for my construction company, and in return I would lower the price of his home. Well, make a long story short, Jake and I were very impressed with Justin's abilities. Jake suggested we start an on-line home design service. One thing led to another and we spent five years, lots and lots of money to get www.theplancollection.com to succeed. We have also developed a door knob site, blind site and other sites for home products.
I actually like when people want to trade services or products towards a home. I would rather do something like that, than to have people do sweat-equity. Check with your builder about trading. Maybe we could even talk about trading for your house plan. Jake hates when I do trades, but I think it is kind of fun. Enjoy searching for the perfect house plan. It can really be a lot of fun. In the next few days I will be talking about how to make building a home an enjoyable experience.