You’ve decided to build your next home. Congratulations! Finding the right home builder is one of the most important steps in the home building process and can be the difference between a pleasant experience or a nerve-racking one!
More often than not, most people aren’t quite sure where to begin when it comes to finding the right builder for their new home. With these following tips, you’ll feel confident in selecting the home builder that’s the right fit for you and your new home.
You’ll be in your new home for years to come so your first priority in finding the right builder should be focusing on quality work. When visiting homes and interviewing builders, look for signs of attention to detail in their homes. Ask them what types of materials they use. Do they use trusted brands known for their quality?
This quality search extends past the structural materials. Also look for a builder who has quality people on staff. Take note of how they interact with you: do they show a sincere interest in you and your needs? Do they listen to your questions and concerns and provide good answers? Are their communications with you prompt, courteous and professional?
Identify your needs
Home building is not a “one-size fits all” proposition. Many home builders specialize in a type or style of home or price range. Do you want to build a new home completely from scratch or choose from a collection of designed plans? Decide what overall needs your home must fulfill and find a builder who is able to build a home that fits those needs.
Do your research
Narrowing your list of potential builders can feel overwhelming at times. Look around at builders in your area and ask friends and family who have built their homes for their recommendations. Make sure the builders are licensed in your area, find out how long they’ve been in business, and how many homes they build yearly.
Be sure to find out what other people are saying about the builders. What was their building experience like? Was the home completed on time and on budget? How did the builder respond to problems that arose during the process? How do they respond to warranty requests? Would they build another home with the builder? You can also check reviews on Better Business Bureau, builder associations, or even Yelp or Facebook.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
While interviewing potential builders, don’t be afraid to ask questions! You should feel comfortable asking every question you feel is important and the builder should be able to answer them confidently and completely. If you don’t feel that way, then that’s a potential sign the builder may not be a good fit for you.
If you need some help coming up with questions, try this list of questions to ask during your builder interview.
Take your time
You may want to get started on selecting a builder and building your home but don’t rush through this process. Take your time and vet each builder to make sure you find the one who really is the best fit for you and your needs. Your new custom home is one you’ll be living in for years to come so make sure you give yourself the proper time to find the right builder.
Why choose Simplicity Homes?
We know you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a new home builder. We work hard to make the home building process a pleasure from the start. With our transparent Instant Quote pricing, you’ll know exactly what you’ll pay without the surprise costs. Our signature Turn-Key Solution service means we’ll completely manage, coordinate and schedule the numerous homeowner related tasks associated with building on your own land, helping to simplify the process for you.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our process and why we are the largest privately-held homebuilder in the Northwest.