I bought a home from Highland in Devonshire and dealt with Zach when I was shopping for my home. If you want someone to call you over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and overâ€¦â€¦ â€œYou are dealing directly with the owner, so what is it going to take for you to buyâ€ then they are the builder for you. I have seen things such as a slab that was pour after 9pm. Just because the HOA has regulations about not working after 7pm, doesnâ€™t mean that they donâ€™t do it anyways. In regards to your comment about, â€œI personally like to deal with the builder that creates the personal relationship instead of buying from a builder who is only big in size.â€ Highland, Horizon, First Texas, Horton have all been around for a long time and you can get actual BBB info on them. NOT JUST A BLOG ABOUT HOW GREAT THEY ARE, OR REALTORS LOOKING FOR A DEAL. All I was saying is that the TRUE track record of Megatel will be in 2-5 years. We will see if the â€œqualityâ€ will be there down the road and all of the homeowners still like Zach and Megatel. Knock on some doors in Chestnut Meadows if you want a true response not a BLOG!!
I did receive a copy of that residential report from Horton back in November, but I canâ€™t speak on their other designs since they didnâ€™t have anything completed, but the report was really interesting. WOW, you: â€œheard from sales team that they are now on the top builders list in DFW. I know they sold 10 times more than First Texas Homes in Grayhawk so far!!â€ #43 on the list!! WOW!!! 38 Starts for Megatel vs #5 First Texas 531 starts??...... so 10 times, I guess your calculator has a really neat function, it is called fiction. I drove Greyhawk today and First Texas has at least 15 home maybe more, so my math says 10 times 15 homes is 150?? and Megatel only had only built around 38 homes in all of DFW in that homes report?? Also any builder in Dallas that closed more than 20 homes made the list, including most in the bottom 30 that as a consumer I had never heard of, enough said.
Also they tout on their website that they are custom??........ They build the exact same floor plans in Fox Hollow, Greyhawk, and Chestnut. So what exactly is so different about Megatel?? I think that they should change their website to Custom Features, not Custom Homes. Oh yeah, they say that they more freebies, well I got a heck of a deal with the stuff that Highland gave me too. Just as all the other builders right now will deal on freebies or take offers.
Last but not least, if I was paying more for a large lot in Greyhawk or Fox Hollow I would be upset that they were selling the same homes in all neighborhoods!!
P.S. homeowner is one word not two
I live in Forney and I have heard a lot of things that would concern me about them. I had a friend of mine who is an agent with Coldwell Banker Apex; that has told me that they total screwed his client. They have been in the home for a couple of months and they promised to finish the home and have never done it. I was also told that the day before closing they told him that if he wanted to walk the deal it was fine with them, they just sell it to someone else.
Bottom line, they are a SMALL company with only 29 Closings from 3rd quarter 08 to 3rd Quarter 09 (stats pulled from Residential Strategies). The owner drives around to all neighborhoods and manages almost the whole company himself. The sales people in the neighborhood from what I have heard handle all buyer walks, and also warranty....... every time I have ever bought something the sales person doesnâ€™t give two hoots about me after I paid my money, they are on to the next sale. Finally, I personally saw one of their crews in my neighborhood pouring a slab at 9:30 at night with the headlights of one concrete truck, and two of the workers carsâ€¦â€¦. And I have been told that they donâ€™t have superintends for each area of town.
It would concern me that the workers and sales people have little to no supervisionâ€¦.. Speaking from experience no builder is perfect and you will have a few issues with any of them, but I sure would not want a home that the foundation was poured at 9:30pm in the dark.
Shoqcar69, Home Buyer in Mesquite, TX
My sister has bought a megatel home in Greyhawk . She has had nothing but trouble with the house cracking . They have been out about eight times trying to fix what they say is warranty work and now one of the owners of the company will not even call her back and a house is only two years old . I would never buy a megatel home
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I agree that Megatel is not the biggest builder in town. I also agree the owner is very involved with the daily process. To me these two are their advantage. I can tell you that I had a great experience with this builder. They actually have a great and friendly builder in Forney. Kris is very educated and knows the building process very well. We had 3 walkthrough with him and I was super happy at the end of the day. I also had great experience with sales agent and every time I had question, the owner was very helpful and cooperative.
As I said, I have been living in Forney for 12 years so I know them most builders in my town. Megatel is the best quality builder by far from any others. I confirmed their reputation with some insiders from city of Forney and I visited few home owners. They have the best energy saving features in my house that no other builders offered at that time. Including the tankless water heater. You can check their record at TRCC. When I checked, they had no complaint filed and zero defect houses. I also heard from sales team that they are now on the top builders list in DFW. I know they sold 10 times more than First Texas Homes in Grayhawk so far!!
I also know every single home owner in Grayhawk by name. We always talk about our quality of our homes and I never heard anyone complaining about warranty issues. I have few items in list that builder took care of those in two weeks after my closing. I keep hearing about all the poor service from First Texas Homes home owners. They really cut corners and have a very poor sales agent. I was approached several time by the agent to their homes and I know their houses.
Just drive by in my neighborhood and you definitely can distinguish Megatel Homes from their completion. I know by fact that no other builder can even offer anything close to what Megatel offers because I shopped them for 3 month before I enter to contract. I brought the independent inspector before closing my house and I was told by inspector that my house is built great and using good quality material. (I even donâ€™t mind to share the name of the inspector if you are serious to be my neighbor!!)
I also recently visited a couple houses from Dr.hoton in Fox Hollow. My son is thinking to move and live with us in Forney from L.A. They are big boxes and very low quality to me. They donâ€™t have a nice front and face. It maybe because I am spoiled with Megatel and I canâ€™t believe all included items that Megatel offers in compare their completion.
I personally like to deal with the builder that creates the personal relationship instead of buying from a builder who is only big in size.
The bottom line is that I had a great experience with Megatel and we are buying a house for my son in Devonshire soon from Megatel Homes in Forney.
If you are in market of buying new home, I highly recommend to talk to Megatel and ask any questions that you may have. I have talked to Zach several times and he is just a super nice gentleman and willing to help in any way he can. They really offered me a great home with the great price that I never could get from any other builder in town.
I think some of the previous posts here are only from their completion because Megatel really donâ€™t reap off people on upgrades and donâ€™t cut corner. At least I never saw that and I can assure you because I live in Grayhawk, I never saw anyone work 9:30 PM with the truck in my community. We have HOA and any work after 7PM is not allowed in Grayhawk!!
The last post is more like a realtor who gets more money under the table from some other builders than a true "Forney Residence" to me. Believe me, i have seen that in my past three new home purchase in my life with realtors.
I hope this helps to make a wise decision about the most important investment in our lives!!
I am so looking forward to having my home built on GrayHawk. I have searched the Forney area, as well as Rockwall and Sunnyvale. I think you have a great home product, up grades are easy to calculate and I am willing to wait for my house to be completed. Eric, thank you for being so patient and answering every question I had regarding the building of my home, for walking the lots with me and explaining the phases of build out. Thanks again! Lyn
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