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Choosing the Right Custom Home Builder

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Selecting the right home builder for your custom home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the home building process. Not only does your builder need to be able to execute your vision, but they should also offer some insightful experience that guides you through the process as well.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a custom home builder.

1. What is your vision? Define this from the start. Be definitive in terms of the size, type and price range of the home you’re looking to build.

2. Experience is important. Finding a custom home builder who’s experienced, not just in building homes, but in custom homes as well is an important element to ensuring you get the most out of your home.

3. Get references and check them. Inquire with builder’s previous customers about the process with the builder. How well did they listen to the previous clients, offer advice, etc?

4. Make sure your builder is licensed. Though it seems as if it would go without saying, never overlook what you believe should be obvious.

5. Find out if your builder has experience in the particular design of the custom home you’re looking to build. For instance, if you want a Cape style home, has your builder built a custom Cape before?

6. Does your builder offer a warranty and service? If so, compare how these measure up with other custom home builders in the area.

7. Check past sales of the builder’s homes — have their past homes maintained or increased in value?

8. Does your builder belong to a homeowner’s association? Often these associations have Parade Home Tours. Check if your builder had ever had a house in a parade. Has it won any awards?

9. Be sure to tour the builder’s previous model or custom homes. Seeing previous work in person will give you firsthand experience of the builder’s work.

10. Do your builder’s past projects show quality craftsmanship and attention to detail? These things are highly important and a necessity when working with a custom home builder.

Having your custom home built shouldn’t be a frustrating process. It should be one of the most exciting times in your life. Choosing the right custom home builder can make the process that much smoother. Give us a call today to learn what we can do for you!