The key to choosing the right home builder is to ask questions. Through asking your potential home builder for all the important details, before and after the construction of your new house, you would know if their service is trustworthy or not. It’s best if you prepare a lot of questions prior to your meeting so that you have more time to think for all the information needed. It also helps you to stay focused in asking questions and ensure that you let your prospect home builder know all your concerns. Here are some good questions you can ask to the builder to help you decide if they are qualified to be your house builder:
- How long they have been in their business?
- Do they have the required licenses and registrations?
- Do they receive any special award in home building?
- Do they have some samples of house and land packages or display homes to see their different home designs and styles they have?
- Do they have some brochures or pamphlets that explain the process of buying and construction step-by-step for you to read and understand clearly?
- When will the builder be able to start the home construction? How long do they build it? What would be the expected completion date?
- What happen if the construction has not met the expected completion date? Do they have a clear process for dealing with delays?
- Once the building has started, what will be the schedule of your meeting to update you on the development of home construction?
- Do they have a written contract?
While having a conversation with your home builder, observe also the following:
- How well does the builder listen?
- Do they answer your questions clearly and sincerely?
- Does the builder seem to be skilled and able to give some suggestions or other good options to meet your needs and preferences?
- Do they treat you with respect?
It’s important to not be in rush when making your final decision. Do a lot of research and ask as many questions as you can to your builder to ensure that all of your concerns are clearly discussed with him. This makes you become at ease and also feel that you will be in good hands with your chosen home builder.