As a builder, we offer an in-depth building process from design and layout to the final punchlist. We try to put ourselves in the shoes of our home buyers to make sure we anticipate the questions and needs you will have during the home building process, especially if this is your first new home build or custom home build. However, we also want to give you as much industry advice as possible to make sure that you feel comfortable with working with us as a builder. Below are some tips to following when working with a builder.
Use a Realtor Who Represents Your Interests
While we, as a builder, don’t use an on-site sales representative, some builders and developments do. Make sure that you find a Realtor who is used to working with new home sales and knows the ins and outs of information that you, as a home buyer, will need to know during the building process. That way, if your builder does not explain something to you in full or there is missing information, your buyer’s representative will know the questions to ask and information to get.
Research Your Builder
One way to know if you are using an excellent, quality builder is to view their work, while it is under construction. As we constantly have new or custom homes under construction, we can take you on a tour of our homes to show you the craftsmanship and quality construction in person and answer any questions you may have. Another way to vette your builder is to read any testimonials or reviews. We have multiple testimonials on our website as well as reviews on social media of our satisfied customers. Finally, we have an extensive list of Completed Projects on our website which show in-depth pictures of the finished homes and remodels we have done. You can get a a good idea of the features and fixtures that we offer in all of the new homes and custom homes that we build.
Know Your Specs
When you view a completed home or model home of a builder, there may be upgraded features or thoughtful extras which may or may not be included in the floorplan that you select or design. As a builder, we try to be as thorough as possible to cover every detail in your new or custom home, so that you know exactly what types of features, fixtures, and trim that your home will have once it is built. However, if you want to go room-by-room asking about the features of each room to ensure that you understand all of the specific details that will be built in your home, we have no problem with that either.
Once you are comfortable with everything that will be included in your home, make sure that everything we put in our agreement with you is to your complete satisfaction. We pride ourselves on finishing our projects on time and on budget, barring any unforseeable weather events. Therefore, our agreements have specific budgetary and timeline parameters that are defined specifically in our contracts. Make sure that if you are working with another builder that they offer you the same.
Building a new home is more complicated than shopping for a previously-owned home. However the flexibility of having choice of selection of flooring, cabinets, countertops, paint colors, fixtures, appliances, and so much more can make the building process a very rewarding experience. So, whether you use us as a builder or someone else, we hope that you find these tips useful.