Can you also help me find a lot for my custom home?

We love the land selection process! Yes, we can absolutely help. We can provide early guidance, or let you know about lots we own or control, which may allow you to start your home much earlier. Contact us to find out more, about lots and homesites we may be able to help you...

Will you build on a lot I own?

Yes, much of our work includes building on customer owned homesites. Often we assist with feasibility, design and early stage construction including utilities, before building a finished...

What do I pay for and when?

There are costs in planning your home and preparing for construction. We refer to these as the Pre-Construction expenses, and they may include architecture, engineering, landscape planning, and permits. Or, select one of our home plans to avoid the expense of architecture. or select one of our homesites that may have permits, plans, and be 'ready to...

What are the steps to take?

Interview your builder. Get tips from a builder on how to interview architects or designers. Find and research a construction lender who is a good fit for your project. We can provide lender, designer, and architect referrals, just ask...

What types of “in-house” services do you provide? Does Trailside self-perform any trades?

In short, Trailside does not 'self-perform'. We feel it is a conflict of interest to expect you to utilize an in house carpentry, or framing, or foundation team. Instead, we find the best combination of quality, schedule, and price for all subcontractors and vendors. In this way, you can see us as your 'owners rep' or overseeing your project, on your behalf, rather than as a means to keep our crews busy....

What are the best interview questions to ask a Builder?

Who will be my point of contact throughout the build? Who on your team is working on my project? How am I kept updated on the project? How much time will you need from me? What is your team's experience in projects like ours? What is your building philosophy? What are the biggest considerations in meeting customer...

What is your availability for new custom home starts?

The decision to commit to a project requires careful thought by a builder and landowner. The right fit of people and schedule is important. Before committing to a project we carefully vet our subs, vendors, and resources, so we can provide guidance on a realistic start time and completion...

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Sean has worked in real estate development and place-making since 1993. He is passionate about the outdoor lifestyle and sharing it with others. Sean is a visionary leader – having assembled a team of like-minded individuals with skills and talents that span the spectrum of home and land development, architecture, interior and landscape design – and more. He is a creative, flexible and collaborative partner who is truly invested in delivering your dream of the perfect mountain retreat. Away from the office, you can catch up with Sean exploring with family and friends in the Cascade Mountains, the San Juan Islands, or discovering the many neighborhoods throughout Seattle.


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Having spent most of her life in Seattle, Sarah is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home. With an extensive background in Sales and Customer Service, she is extremely accommodating and is driven by results and client satisfaction. Sarah enjoys meeting new people and celebrating milestones which makes helping those seeking to build a custom home or buying a newly completed, move-in-ready home, a perfect fit. Prior to joining Trailside, Sarah most recently held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for a luxury King County homebuilder, responsible for land acquisition, sales, and marketing. Professionally and personally, Sarah is known to build lifelong relationships with those around her. She spends every ounce of her free time with her husband, two lovely children and likes to unwind by exploring new recipes or planning events with her friends and family. Whether traveling or working in her local community, you are sure to find Sarah with a welcoming, cheerful spirit and smile on her face.

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