Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What To Look For In A Home Builder

 If you're considering building a custom home to make your dream home, it is important to spend time finding the perfect home builder. You'll have options, so it's almost mandatory that you speak with them all to see who fits your needs the best.

Experience, communication, reputation, etc. All are important factors that you need to check off before you begin working.

Reputation and experience really go hand in hand for the most part, but just because they've been in business a long time doesn't mean they build good homes or have a good reputation. You can (hopefully) find plenty of reviews and past experiences online, but it's worth going an extra step to see if you can speak directly with a new homeowner. Get the positives and negatives, things the homeowner wish they would have done differently, etc. If it is someone you know, then you should also consider asking if they would be ok with a tour of the home. And at the minimum, always ask you potential home builder to view a current construction (when applicable) or a recently finished home.

Transparency is also extremely important. Be sure to ask your referrals about how the home builder Lufkin TX communicated, but more precisely about the costs. The construction industry in general doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to hiding costs, to using cheap materials. So obviously again we stress that this is very important to understand who your builder actually is.

Lastly, you'll want to make sure and check their home warranty options. It may seem obvious, but the best home builders will stand by their work, and in turn normally provide a service agreement that does the same. 

There are plenty of other things to discus with your potential builder, most in fact will help you from Day 1 even if that is including helping you find a piece of land to begin building on. But again, be vocal, take the time to do the research and we promise you will be setting yourself up for success with better opportunities.

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