Sometimes you just can’t find your dream home no matter how long you shop. If the homes you come across just aren’t checking all of your boxes, it might be time to find a custom home builder. A custom home builder can make your dreams a reality, but it’s important to choose the right one for you. Here are five tips to choosing the company that’s going to make you feel good about your decision in trusting them with building your new dream home.
1. Shop Around for a Good Fit
A quick search online can show you the closest builder or the one with the highest ratings, but neither of those guarantees that they are the right builder for you. Before you sign on the dotted line with the first company you find, shop around. Look at reviews. Ask friends and neighbors for input. Set up interviews with a few different companies. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money, it should be with someone who makes you feel comfortable.
2. Choose Affordable Quality
Building a custom home can be expensive. Be realistic about your budget and assume that there will be some necessary changes or added expenses. With that in mind, choose the builder with the best reputation in your price range who makes you feel confident. House building is not where you want to cut corners or try to use a shoestring budget.
3. Expect Excellent Service
No matter how much you’re spending, you should expect excellent customer service. The process of setting up interviews can be very telling. When you contact a builder, the office staff should be friendly and helpful. It should be easy to get in touch with someone during business hours, and you should expect that messages are returned in a reasonable time frame. You should always feel free to ask questions and get clear, confident, respectful answers.
4. Communicate Your Expectations
When conducting your interviews for a custom home builder, be clear about your expectations. If you want to be involved in every step of the process, say so. Custom home builders have expectations about their process, too, so by setting expectations about your level of involvement in the building process during the interview phase, you can prevent frustration later for everyone.
5. Ask Critical Questions
In addition to price, it’s important that you ask your deal breaker questions before you go under contract. Ask about the builder’s insurance, their warranty policy, and their commitment to repairs and remodeling down the line. These questions can help you decide between companies.
Selecting a custom home builder is an important process. When considering your options, let Horizon Construction set the standard for excellence. Contact us online or give us a call at (919) 542-4457, and we can discuss your new home today!