Thinking about having a new home built? Then choosing a custom home builder for your project may seem a little overwhelming. Asking questions before your project begins is one of the best ways to feel more confident about your project and to ensure any issues or concerns you have are addressed right from the beginning to avoid potential delays and keep your project on track.
You probably have your own list of questions for your custom home builder, beginning with how long will it take and how much will it cost, but to make sure you get all the answers you need, we’ve provided a list of 12 questions you may not have thought of:
- Are you licensed and insured?
- How many homes have you built? Can you provide me with references from former clients or do you have model homes I can visit?
- As a custom home builder, do you offer a warranty, and if so, what are the terms?
- If I have questions, whom do I contact?
- Who will be in charge of the day-to-day aspects of construction, both on the site and at the office?
- Do you build homes from your own designs or may I provide my own plans?
- What if I decide I want to make changes or upgrades during the process? How are those requests handled?
- Can your custom home builder design team help me select materials and finishes?
- How often can I visit the site while it’s under construction?
- What if your team encounters problems or has questions during construction? How will those issues be handled?
- Do you provide only a final walk-through inspection, or are there inspections at other key points during the construction phase?
- What unique value do you offer that other custom home builder companies do not?
Make a list of questions as soon as you begin the selection of a custom home builder, and keep careful notes of the answers you receive as well as the helpfulness of the people answering your questions. When it comes down to it, you want a custom home builder that has the experience and skills to make your new home vision a reality – without hassles or drama, and all while making you feel like an important part of the decision-making team. Working with a custom home builder who welcomes your questions and input is the key to a successful home building project, so don’t be shy – ask questions and get the information you need to feel confident about your project from start to finish.