Hiring a home builder is something you will want to do carefully and strategically. Now before we move forward be sure to download the free new home Steps Guide above on the right, it’s fantastic and covers everything you need to know about home building.
A successful home building project is highly dependent on choosing the right home builder. The first step in hiring a home builder is to put together a list of prospective home builders. Once you have your list conduct a thorough Internet check. Google each home builders name and see what comes up. Also check with the Better Business Bureau or any other local business rating service. Next be sure to check our ever-growing Home Builder Directory as it often times has customer feedback included for builders. Also email the city building or engineering department and see if they have any input on the builder(s) you are interested in.
The next step in hiring a home builder is to contact each home builders remaining on your list. Tell them you’re interested in possibly building with them and you would like to talk to some previous customers before going any further. These folks will provide neutral good advice about the builder.
After you talked to customers set up meeting with the final builders on your list. Go into detail on exactly what you want to achieve. Make sure you share the same information with each builder so you get apple to apple input from each builder. Review out 19 question to ask a builder before attending the meeting.
The next to last step in hiring a home builder is to get everything laid out in writing including an estimate from each builder. By now you probably have everything you need to make a decision in hiring a home builder. So the final step is make your decision and start building. Let’s recap…
1. Put together a list of home builders in your area
2. Conduct an Internet search on each home builder
3. Contact each home builder and ask to talk to previous customers who built with them
Meet with each new home builder and go into detail in regards to what you’re looking to achieve in your new home
4. Get everything in writing and estimates from the final home builders on your list.
5. Select a home builder and start building.