When you determine to build a custom home, selecting your home builder is the most critical decision you can make. Therefore, we believe builder references are vital to the builder selection process. You and your builder must develop a trustful, working relationship to deliver the best experience. After all, you’ll spend the next couple of months interacting with your builder. This article discusses a checklist of questions to ask regarding your home builder’s references.
Primary Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder
Your home builder’s references should include recent and previous builds. Be aware if they don’t want to provide more than 1 or 2 references because they don’t want to bother their previous clients. In contrast, most happy clients are willing to share a couple of minutes of their experience. Questions to ask include:
- How well did your home builder communicate with you? Stay on-schedule? Can you provide the quality level you expected?
- Have you had any warranty or service problems? How did the builder respond?
- Would you still select your home-building contractor if you had to do it all again?
Strengths and Limitations of Your Home Builder
It’s also crucial to know that one custom home builder can’t be all things to everyone. Each home builder will have strengths and limitations. For instance, some builders excel at creating a home with every detail and luxury. Also, you want to find a residential custom home contractor who excels at building the home type you seek to develop. Again, you want to ensure your home builder’s references align with their experience, integrity, and excellence.
Moreover, a reputable home builder knows their strengths and weaknesses and is not afraid to display that. Remember, selecting your builder and establishing your relationship is imperative to the entire home-building process. Overall, references will help ensure you make the best decision for you and your home type.
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