After researching for weeks, you’ve narrowed the list of potential custom home builders. Now you want to meet some of the candidates that you have chosen. Your custom home builder will be the partner you will work with throughout the construction project. Therefore, choose a trustworthy and qualified person. Here are some of the things to do before you meet a custom home builder.
Research Several Home Builders
Refine your list of custom home builders. Check the portfolio of the available home builders and drive past the houses they have built. Check out the things you like about the homes they have built and what you dislike about them. This will enable you to determine the right issues to raise when you meet the builder.
List the Questions to Ask
What questions do you think the builder should answer during the meeting? Asking questions will enable you to know what to expect from a home builder.
Here are some of the questions to ask a home builder:
- How long will you take to provide an estimate?
- Who will handle my project and how will I keep in touch?
- How often will you update me on the progress?
- What materials will you use?
Ask questions that will enable you to end up with a building you will be comfortable to live in for years.
Ask for References
Established builders have references that can provide at any time. Before you meet a builder, ask them to provide references for new and old buildings they have built in the past. You can even talk to the clients that have worked with the builder. Find out if they are pleased with the quality of their work.
Building a custom home is a big decision. It’s therefore, important to work with a custom home builder that understands the importance of this project. That way, you will end up with a house you will be comfortable and happy to call home for years.