If you have been looking for a builder for your next home construction project, chances are you’ve already spent some time comparing a handful of different ones. It is normal, and after all, no two houses or lots are precisely alike. Even if the builder you’ve chosen has the most experience, skill and expertise, there are still a few key things you should consider when making your choice. Here are the top five tips in choosing a builder that you should follow.
First, always verify that your chosen builder has had previous experience in building custom homes. It is one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing a builder. A good, reputable and experienced local real estate agent or broker can be a big help in verifying this information. It can even help you with recommendations when it comes to local realtors and builders.
Secondly, never choose a builder Adelaide without first seeing their portfolio of work. It is a huge mistake to go into a home buying process without knowing what kind of custom home they build. It will help you determine if the builder can create the type of dream home you desire, whether they have the experience to do so, and what kind of price range they are aiming for. When choosing an existing home builder over a custom home builder, this is a huge factor.
Third, also ask your local real estate agents and brokers. Some sellers might not mention their builders, but they are rarely the case. Your prospective builders likely have numerous clients working with them and are more than happy to share their knowledge of their community. These agents can refer potential builders to you. But be aware that not all sellers are willing to share their builder’s contact information. If the seller declines, then consider using another seller.
Fourth, use as many resources as possible to learn about each of your prospective new home builders. Talk to friends, family members, and your local real estate agents, and get price quotes from various builders. While you are doing all this research, also keep in mind that some builders will try to get you to purchase a house at a specific price point in the future as a way to “meet” you.
Fifth, stick with reputable custom home builders. Avoid builders with too much negative feedback or those with too many unsatisfied customers. Big mistakes: Using a new home builder that has recently had an unsatisfactory job installed or one that has been cited more than 100 times by the Better Business Bureau. Please stay away from these kinds of builders: They have shown to not only lack quality, but they are untrustworthy.
Sixth, attend home shows and fairs. Watch what other custom homebuilders do and look for inspiration. You will be sure to see at least a few new custom homebuilders making big mistakes. Attend home shows with the goal that you will pick out one builder who is making a mistake and let them know.
Seventh, take your time in choosing a builder. It is the most crucial factor of all. The right builder can make your dream home come true, but it won’t happen overnight. Taking your time ensures that choosing the right builder Adelaide is a decision you will not regret later.
Finally, be very open to options. A trade body or the local realtor will be happy to offer you contacts for both existing clients and new builders. Do not be afraid to ask for a list of references, and also be sure to get quotes from each builder. Remember, you must compare the cost between all of the options before choosing a custom home builder. Comparison shopping will help you find a custom home builder who will provide you with the best price based on your needs, wants, and budget.