Georgia (PRWEB) December 02, 2015
Choosing the right custom home builder to handle a new home project is one of the most important decisions throughout the building process. After all, the building firm will not only have a direct impact on the overall satisfaction, but it will also affect the quality of the completed home.
Follow these ten steps for a good place to start.
Step 1: Understand the Family’s Needs
Not every building firm is a good fit for every type of home style. Therefore, take the time to determine what size and style of home the family needs. This will help narrow down the builder picks to firms that specialize in an ideal home style.
Step 2: Compare Building Experience
When it comes to getting an exceptionally-built home, experience counts. Always ask how long a building firm has been in business under its current name. If the company has changed its name often, that’s usually a sure sign that it is trying to run from something.
Step 3: Check the Builder’s References
Ask for references for some of the builder’s past clients and then do due diligence and contact them. Ask about experience with the builder and whether or not would use them again.
Step 4: Verify License and Insurance Information
If a building firm isn’t licensed and insured in the state in which they are building or it is unable to or refuses to provide these documents, then move on to another builder immediately.
Step 5: Check the Builder’s Portfolio of Homes
Even if a builder says they can build your style of home, always check through their portfolio of homes so you can see for yourself whether or not they have ever built your specific style of home.
Step 6: Tour a Sample Home
Before making a decision, always see the builder’s work in person by touring one of their sample builds or a recently built home (with the homeowner’s permission).
Step 7: Look Closely Throughout a Tour
Pay attention to the tiniest details whenever touring a builder’s sample home. What are the finishes like? Are the moldings and baseboards installed properly? Does the builder use high quality furnishings and name-brand appliances? Does the finished product look as impeccable as one expects it to look?
Step 8: Research the Resale Value of the Builder’s Past Homes
Learning about the resale value of the builder’s past builds will give one an idea of how well the homes stand up against the market’s fluctuations. If the builder’s homes are reliably valued higher than the market average, then this shows the builder consistently produces quality-built homes.
Step 9: Check the Builder’s Involvement in the Industry
Builders that choose to join local Home Builder Associations tend to be highly committed to the areas in which their Associations serve. However, this doesn’t automatically provide evidence of a good or bad builder, it is simply something to take into consideration.
Step 10: How Professional is the Builder’s Staff?
When interacting with a building firm, pay attention to how one is treated by each and every staff member. Did each person show sincere interest in one’s needs and satisfaction? Did they answer all questions completely? Did they really listen to what one was saying? Were they professional and courteous the entire time one was with them?
Looking for a Reliable, Trustworthy Builder? Contact Trinity Custom Home Builder Today
Choosing the right builder for a new home project can be a time-consuming process, but taking that time and following the above ten steps will pay off. If one is shopping around for local builders, please give Trinity Custom Homes a call today at 888-818-0278. For more than ten years, Trinity has been building high quality homes throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. For more information about what to expect from Trinity, please read the Trinity Custom Homes reviews from recent clients.