People's perception of what they hear and what is truly being said can distort facts. Having been a Realtor and buyers agent for 16 years as well as doing high volume business in Texas I find it very difficult to find a better home for my buyers in the Lennar price range.
They give them beautiful hardwood flooring, tile, granite, blinds garage door openers, stainless appliances, fireplaces, beautiful bathrooms, iron bannister railings, the best in cabinet finishes, hardware and lighting packages above the norm, sod in all areas, brick and stone elevations, alarm systems. Guess what my client doesn't put up 50% in advance for selecting these types of options. Their HERS energy rating is excellent and they are always exceeding what the building codes requirements. Yes you do have to close on time.
High volume business requires timing. From sales, to mortgage, to title everyone works together to make your home a reality. In 16 years I have not seen a person not excited to move into their home and never heard of a complaint not addressed. Witness their popularity.
When I go to closing I know the prospective home owners will be stacked out the door. Quality? Have an outside inspector. The results in my many transactions with Lennar have all been minor and they handled them before closing.
It is simply the best package for your client and when everything is included it keeps the neighborhood uniform and attractive. We all can have something not go our way but never seen Lennar not address it. Unless you are in the business you really do not know how one budget stacks up against another.
One thing for sure it will take only a small earnest money deposit to purchase my client a home with all the bells and whistles. No where else can that happen!