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Posted by Ronilo Palama on April 29, 2020
  • What is your best advice for new home buyers?

    Make a list of possible builders, do your homework on each one, check references, and ask a lot of questions. You are not only buying a home, you are buying a company and its ability to guide you through the building process, construct a quality home, and take care of any warranty issues once you live in your home.


    Research the builder’s background and reputations with customers and realtors, how long they’ve been in business, the number of homes built, financial stability, and if they are an industry leader in design and customer satisfaction. Check references from homeowners. Drive through some of the builder’s neighborhoods and stop to ask homeowners about their experience. Examine the builder’s construction quality. Energy efficiency, the brands of appliances, fixtures, and HVAC, cabinetry, carpeting, trim work, and general workmanship. Ask if a third party company inspects and certifies the quality of the home.


    Get to know the builder. Are the Sales and Construction manager friendly, experienced, knowledgeable, service-oriented, and trust-worthy? Ask about the building and design process and what warranties come with the home. You will be working together for an extended period of time during this process, and being comfortable with the whole team involved will put you at ease.
  • Where are you from originally?

    A little town called Poetry, TX with a grand total population of 700 people.
  • What lights you up in life?

    My husband and our Frenchie, Sheba.

  • What is your favorite podcast?

    “Up First,” “Revisionist History” and “WorkLife.”
  • How did you get into homebuilding?

    While in college I got a part-time job with a family-owned Home Builder. It was a small office, so I was able to dip my hands into accounting, project management, purchasing, operations, and vendor relations. I ended up loving it so much I stayed with them for 4 years, which allowed me to cash flow the rest of college and graduate school. I learned a ton of information about the entire process of residential construction which has been extremely helpful as a Sales Counselor.
  • What do you love about homebuilding?

    There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the emotion on people’s faces on Closing Day. From getting families into their first home to the empty nesters getting their retirement home, there are hands down no better feeling than knowing I was able to help with that process.


    I am also very design-driven, so working with a Designer and Architecture is such a fun experience that you’ll get with a home builder.
  • What is one thing you want people to know about your community?

    Jordan Ranch is at the forefront of the I-10 corridor expansion. There are multiple commercial and residential projects planned in the next few years that will greatly increase the value of the neighborhood. For example, Texas Heritage Parkway is due to be completed early 2021, which will run right through Jordan Ranch and substantially improve connectivity as it’s slated to be the fastest route from I-10 to Westpark Tollway. This will increase demand for the neighborhood which may cause builders to raise prices.

  • What experience would you repeat?

    Traveling to Europe. My best friends from college and I traveled to 9 countries in 30 days after we graduated. Experience of a lifetime doesn’t do it justice.

  • What are 3 adjectives that describe you best?

    According to the CliftonStrengths Test, the 3 qualities I do best are Positivity, Development of Others, and Empathy.

  • What have you heard or listened to lately that has inspired you?

    “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis.

  • What is your favorite Model, Floorplan or Feature?

    It’s so hard to pick! They’re like my children – I love them all equally. If I had to choose, I would say the 215 Floorplan. It’s a very open layout while still managing to feel cozy, which is so difficult to find. It’s the epitome of the “transitional” style that Highland Homes exemplifies – a perfect mix of modern and traditional. I have so many clients that walk in and say it instantly feels like home.

Sarah Clinch

Highland Homes – Jordan Ranch


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