Is Ryan Homes a quality /good home builder in Orlando? I saw that there are a lot of complaints in Maryland, NJ ,Ohio, but only 1 from Florida

Asked by Cbacalando, Orlando, FL Sun Jun 9, 2013

is it also because it depends on the contractors they hire who build the house? Thank you for your input.

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deniseabrucci, Home Buyer, Orlando, FL
Wed Mar 12, 2014
HECK NO! RYAN HOMES IS HORRIBLE....they do not care about the customer experience. Mike Pilch the regional sales manager in Hagerstown, MD told us to basically F off today. He threatened to keep our deposit when we are 2 weeks from the closing. The appraisal came in 6k less and they expect us to pay, so be upside down in your home when you first move in, go figure that customer service? The entire process was a nightmare but we tried to hang in there until this final icing on the cake. Slime ball Mike Pilch represents Ryan Homes??? This tells me how bad it is at the top, the owner should be ashamed of himself especially after reading all the horrible reviews from customer experience to workmanship. Don't fall for it, run from Ryan Homes, they are sleazy sales people who have the sister company NVR Mortgage who is a whole other story. They sucked too and have the worst people there to deal with. I will make this my full time job to announce to everyone not to buy from them, I don't want anyone's money taken the way our's is being taken. Time for a good lawyer!
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Agree with you
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Beresocwork, Home Buyer, Orlando, FL
Tue Oct 6, 2015
This is not a good builder. We are building a Ryan home and process is been with mistakes and bad, unresponsive, unethical, unprofessional treat to costumers. They hide information about city limits in lots, as risk of flooding, easment, drainage etc. just to make you buy and don't have backyard, because is city propertie, but they charge you a premium lot etc. As construction issues and !!!!!!be AWARD THEIR CONTRACTS SAY THEY CAN OBLIGATE TO YOU, To Do closing with things undone at new construction homes. Do your search, some many people like us buying one deserve it.
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Jeffrey Brown, Agent, Orlando, FL
Sun Jun 9, 2013
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I was referring to the 2 MIchael's and the other agent below who thought the question was about Ryland. They have since deleted their posts.
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Jeffrey Brown, Agent, Orlando, FL
Sun Jun 9, 2013
Your company is only as good as the people that work for you in any line of work...
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Good to hear that your client was satisfied with the workmanship of Ryan homes, since you already have an idea of the builder can I ask If why is it that they are 100% energy star certified but their insulation is standard only and not the foam spray type unlike M/I Homes and Meritage ?thanks again
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Tbirdcj, Home Buyer, Orlando, FL
Fri Sep 1, 2017
Hey I have been in many different homes . I love Ryan homes , I think they are the best builders out there . I live in A apt but would love to be in one built by Ryan. I like to just go look at new homes . Ryan so far has my vote , They are well built
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I live in northern VA
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Marie H., Home Owner, Orlando, FL
Wed Nov 20, 2013
I am not sure about Ryan Homes, but I can share this with you... After an ordeal with a builder that we terminated we were led to Corinthian Builders, Inc. They immediately calmed the storm with wisdom and experience, they were able to tackle our very complicated home remodeling project. The crew was professional and everything was done with precision. Even the screws on the switch plates are exactly vertically positioned. We would not hesitate to use Corinthian Builders, or refer them to our friends and family for any home improvement project, or for any construction work. We can honestly say that Corinthian Builders are the best contractors in Central Florida. The sales person that we worked with was Adam Kovacsik and the number we have for him is 407-497-1534.

Good luck with your search!!!

-Marie and John H.
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Ron Jackson, , Richmond, VA
Tue Oct 1, 2013
You're asking people here who can't fully answer your question much beyond positives. Ask the unfortunate people who've had been in nightmarish problems who had to go to battle to get their homes fixed. Oh, you can't do that either. Most of these people sign gag orders to get their home fixed or get some recovery, and cannot legally talk about Ryan Homes problems either. You're not going to find a tenth of the problems people have these days. So just go for it and hope your one of the lucky ones. If you're not, you're pretty much up the creek these days. You'll find you have little recourse if you get a lemon home in actual practice, They can afford to ruin a few lives here and there, and I know with certainty they still do, and they have no reason to stop doing so now.
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Carl Head, Agent, Orlando, FL
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Hello Cbacalando,

Thank you for contacting the Real Estate Professionals here at TRULIA for your home buying question.

RYAN Homes communities are growing here in Central Florida. As other agents have mentioned, all builders and their contractors are regulated by standard building codes and regulations. Ryan is just as good as any other production home builder in the area.

There are many advantages of buying from a builder, including getting to pick all your options….Also, most builders have great deals on their in house financing that other, outside lenders can not beat.

Please keep in mind that the Sales Agent works for the BUILDER. It costs you nothing extra to have a Buyers Agent work with you AND I have found that builders Sales Agents are very accommodating when dealing with us Buyers Agents, as they want us to continue bringing them buyers.

Lastly, I would recommend that you have a complete inspection done at your walk through. No, in most cases you won’t be able to delay the closing until any issues discovered are addressed, however you can document them right away, and have the builder start taking action on them right away.

I like working with buyers, either on existing homes, or new construction from a builder.

If I can help, please feel free to contact e directly or 407-832-4650.


Carl Head
Realty Center-Orlando
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What are you smoking? Ryan Homes is a rip off and now seeing this post from you representing Trulia tells me something about Trulia too.
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Abraham Bidh…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Hi Erica:

A lot of these big builders are public companies that sell thousands of homes/year. Construction is a complicated process and there is always a possibly that things might go wrong,.. That being said when you build 1000s of homes, even if the chances of having defects is 1/1000 you will always have bad reviews on your product.

Please keep in mind when dealing with a brand new home, you are much better off to use a Realtor. Generally speaking, whether you use a Realtor or not the price would be the same. The advantage of having a Realtor is you would have a professional representing you and giving professional advice, negotiate,…. The builder's representatives almost always work for the builder and consequently have the best interest of their employer in mind which basically means you are not being represented.

Hope this helps and let me know if I can help you in any way as I deal with a lot of builders and sell a lot of brand new properties.

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Mark LeMenag…, Agent, Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Sun Jun 9, 2013
When people see negative comments on the internet, the first thing I suggest is to look at the date the post was made. The internet is forever and 3, 4, or 5 year old comments might not mean much any more.
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I agree. That's the first thing I looked.. it is now 2015 and things change in a year or two. Haven't found any recent comments, which is a good sign.
Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015
Thanks mark
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Don Shippey, Agent, Orlando, FL
Sun Jun 9, 2013
As you can see below, many agents confuse Ryan with Ryland, which is a different company. I purchased a new home from Ryan about 25 years ago and lived in it 12 years. They have been in Orlando that long. I was happy with the quality and the company. These large builders dont actually "build" homes. They design floorplans, decide the specs they want and will accept, and have construction supervisors to make sure they are built to their standards. But all the work is contracted to local subcontractors. The work is dependant on the subs following the specs and the builder's supervisor and local code inspectors making sure they are built to plans and code.
Hiring your own qualified building inspector is a good idea. If possible, have him watch each stage as it is built to make sure it is built to spec. Drywall hides a lot of mistakes.

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Yes I noticed that others are referring to Ryland instead of RYAN homes which is the builder I am asking for
Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013
Thanks Don you're answer is a great help.
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Michael Bell…, Agent, Altamonte Springs, FL
Sun Jun 9, 2013
I just showed the Ryland Buckingham model in the Apopka Oak Ridge community, and I and my buyer were very impressed.

Michael D. Bellamy, P.A.
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Thanks Michael, I saw one of RYLAND Homes in Winter Park ,but its quiet expensive, RYAN Homes on the other hand is less expensive but its simple so you have to upgrade if you want to.
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German M. Gu…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Sun Jun 9, 2013
They are newer to FL, but have a strong national presence. They have strong financials as they tend to build less spec homes. If you "google them" you will find some positives as well. I would invite you to visit any of their communities with an inspector you trust so they can attest to their quality. Also have your realtor ask about their builder guarantee. With inventory levels this low you can not afford to narrow down your options based on a couple of internet complaints. I personally like most of their floorplans. Go see for yourself. I hope this helps!
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thanks German for replying
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Jeffrey Brown, Agent, Orlando, FL
Sun Jun 9, 2013
One of my customers just closed on one of their homes recently and is highly satisfied with their customer service, workmanship and overall performance.
If you have any questions...please feel free to call me.

Jeffrey Brown


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