WHY PICKING THE RIGHT BUILDER IS HALF THE BATTLE
Custom Home Building Process , Right From the Start: Insights Into Building and Remodeling Your Custom Home
We are back with more tips from, Right From the Start: Insights Into Building and Remodeling Your Custom Home. This week we are discussing the key qualities you should be looking for when selecting a builder. You should select a builder you trust, has competence in building, and offers a fair price. Read below for more information!
Part One: Before You Build
Chapter 28: Why Picking the Right Builder is Half the Battle
How important is it to choose a good builder? It’s #1 on the list! You will have a lot of decisions to make as you build your custom home—selecting colors and finishes, determining size and layout, and more. But no decision will impact your homebuilding experience more than the all-important decision you’ll make right at the start. You need to choose a great builder! The fact is you can’t do a good deal with a bad person. No matter how hard you work, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The same is true with your builder.
Here are the three most important qualities to look for in a builder for your custom home:
Trust: Building a new home is probably one of the largest investments a person will ever make. If you don’t believe your builder has your best interests in mind, you’re talking to the wrong builder. You want a builder who works on your behalf, not someone who is only looking out for his own interests. When you call your builder, will you get a straight answer? If something goes wrong on your job, do you trust your builder to make it right? Believe me, when you build a custom home, there will always be bumps in the road no matter which builder you select. There isn’t a contract written yet that will cover every possible condition that you may encounter while building your new custom home. Ask yourself: What is your builder’s intent? If his internal compass is pointing north (with intentions to do the right thing, even when it’s difficult), you’re halfway there.
Competence: Does your builder have the ability to see and execute your home from start to finish? Is he able to walk you through the concept and design stage to produce a home that will reflect your needs, wants, and lifestyle? Does he have the right interior design team to complement your taste and preference? Does he have the right office staff that will politely and professionally respond to your needs and questions? Does he have an on-time, competent construction team to oversee the building of your new custom home? Does your builder have systems and procedures in place that will allow him to execute the building of your home in an excellent way? Does your builder have a reputation and history in the community that speaks well of his business?
Fair Price: Does your builder charge a fair price? Most people start by looking at cost first. While price is certainly important, it’s not nearly as critical as trust and competence. That’s why I put this quality last.
If you know your builder is charging you a fair price for his services, and if you know he is trustworthy and competent, look no further. You have found your builder. Hire him and begin to focus on how to make your dream home a reality.
Look for trust, competence, and fair pricing in selecting a builder to build your custom home.