Having your custom dream home built is a huge undertaking. The best thing you can do to help guarantee a successful build is to hire a reputable, experienced, and honest custom home builder. The custom home builder you choose will be working closely with you over the next several months to a year. To help you choose the best home builder, we have put together a few tips.
- Start the Search – Start looking for a home builder by talking with your family, friends, and coworkers. You will likely be able to start compiling a list of good custom home builders (and those to avoid) just from talking with people you know and trust. If talking with people you know doesn’t lead you to a home builder, then start researching online.
- Research – Now it is time to research the custom home builders that you found through talking with family and friends and looking online. You will want to narrow your list down to 2 or 3 home builders. Look for how long they have been in business, quality of work, communication style, and professionalism.
- Meet Face-to-Face – You will want to meet face-to-face with the 2 or 3 best home builders you selected. We recommend that you request to see a current project and previous projects. You’ll also want to discuss the details of what you have in mind for your new home and get answers to all your questions.
After you have met face-to-face, you should have a pretty good feel for who to go with. Asking lots of questions about work history, budgets, timeline, and availability will also help you to pick the very best custom home builder for you and your family.