If you’re like any home buyer, you’ve probably spent a lot of time weighing out the pros and cons of buying an existing house versus having a custom home built. If you have the financial ability to have a custom home built, then that is definitely the way to go, especially if you are particular about what you want.
When it comes to authentic custom homes, how do you find the best home builder for your needs? Read on to learn how!
Ask for Recommendations
The best way to find custom home builders is to ask trusted friends and family who have had custom homes built in the past for recommendations.
You don’t just want to ask for a name, however. Be sure to ask for information about their experience with the builder. How much did they charge per square foot, and how long did it take them to build the house versus the quoted timeline?
The more information you gather from friends, the better.
Check Their Experience
Once you have a few names in hand, it’s time to take a deeper dive into the home builder. One of the first things you’ll want to know about the home builder is how much experience they have in the field of custom builds.
You can often get this information by going to their website and navigating through their pages. Look for information about how long they’ve been in business, and how long they’ve worked in your particular area. You want a builder who knows all about local codes and laws so you don’t have any surprises during the building process.
Do They Have a Portfolio and References?
Once you know about their experience, you’ll want to take a look at the work they’ve done in the past. Not all builders have experience in the same types of builds. For example, if you want a modern masterpiece, you probably don’t want to go with a builder who does traditional homes.
If you want to verify that they can do what they say they do, don’t be afraid to ask them for references. Happy customers should be more than willing to provide information about their experience.
What Kind of Warranty Do They Provide?
Custom homes are not an inexpensive investment. For that reason, you want to make sure that your builder backs up their work with a warranty for several years. Ask your potential builders about the types of warranties they offer to narrow down your final selection.
Are You In the Market for Authentic Custom Homes
Finding the right authentic custom homes builder might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Spending a little bit of time on the front end of your project doing some research on custom home builders and what you’d like out of your home will save you a ton of stress. Before you know it, you’ll happily be in your brand new home!
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- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.