Building a home can be an exciting process. Seeing your home start with dirt then morph into a splendid oasis filled with the options you chose is exhilarating. But just as it can be a fun experience it can also be a daunting one depending on the builder you choose. So, here are three things you should do before you choose a home builder to build your next home.
- Make sure the builder is reputable. It’s hard to get a real understanding of how well a builder performs through online customer reviews. Therefore you should speak directly with the industry professionals who’ve had experiences with that builder so you fully understand the type of work they do on a consistent basis.
- Find out if they’re the company who stay’s in constant contact with their customers. Communication is everything in the real estate business. There are so many moving parts and it’s easy for builders to get lost in the work and forget about updating the customer. This inevitably leads to buyers showing up to the job unannounced and consequently seeing the worst of construction projects where it becomes difficult for a buyer to imagine a beautiful home. The more the more you’re kept informed the easier the process will go.
- Ask if they’re in danger of bankruptcy. This could be a hard question to ask someone but it’s necessary. There are builders who have gone “belly up” while homes were still being built, and as a result the customers lost the builder deposit that was put down on the home. Usually in matters such as this attorneys get involved but who wants to deal with the hassle? It’s important to know upfront what a builder’s financial wherewithal is so you can ensure that any monies you put down are safe.
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