Anyone who has ever wanted a home built knows how trying the process can be. It is very important to pick a home builder that you are going to be able to communicate effectively with when you are in the process of building a home for yourself and your family. The cost of building a home is quite high and being able to employ a homebuilder that you trust and can communicate with goes without saying. Checking with the Better Business Bureau in your community is a must as far as finding a reputable builder with an outstanding reputation.
An individual also should contact others the builder has constructed homes for. This will enable you to get a better feel for how the builder interacts with others and what the experience has been of other home buyers. The other thing that is beneficial is that you will be able to get references from others who have hired him. As a prospective home buyer, you will also want to see prior homes the builder has constructed. The quality has to be present in seeing the home in a community setting not just in a contractor’s portfolio.
Having a builder who shares your vision is essential in having your dream home built. It is really important to be able to articulate what you want to your builder and know that he can translate your wishes into reality. Artistic license may be fine to a point, but you will want a builder who is essentially going to do what you want him to do in terms of the actual construction.
The home builder should be a contractor who is fully licensed, bonded and insured so you can rest assured that he has the knowledge to do the job and that his credentials have been accepted by the state that you live in.
Another must is to have a builder who will work within the constraints of your budget. Nothing is worse than having money budgeted for construction and have a builder who can not do the work within the money and the time allocated.
You will also want to know your builders policies on paperwork and evaluate the quality of their printed materials before you sign on the dotted line. The quality of their paperwork and amount of detail presented will give you a good idea of what the builder's expectations are for you and for him. You will also want to know their policies on pre-delivery inspections, as well as to know their time frame for being able to complete anything that is not correct on the home before the final inspection has been done. All of these items are very important to consider before picking the best homebuilder for your new construction project.