You have secured the finances, bought a land and finalized the design of your new home. Congratulation! As you have done all the hard parts. Now is the time to consult a builder or a homemaker who will understand your needs and build a house as per your specifications. With so many homemakers to choose from, this task may sound daunting as well. But you don’t have to worry. We have come up with a list of some simple questions that you should ask the builders in consideration. If they can satisfactorily answer these questions, they should be good to go.
Here is our list…
How Many Years Have You Been in The Business?
When interviewing the builders make sure you ask them about their experience. Building homes is a specialist job like a doctor’s or a barber’s. You can’t just expect any Tom, Dick or Harry to do the job for you. Plus it’s always a huge investment. So, you want everything to be perfect and not some newbie builder spoiling all the fun for you. Make a list of builders in your area and then start interviewing them. Select only the ones with years of experience and a huge portfolio to share.
You can also visit some of the homes built by them and do the survey yourself. Price is also an important factor. You should be ready to do the bargaining and not just blindly trust the pricing plan by the builders. Ask the owners of their previously build houses about the prices and do a comparison.
What Types of Homes Do They Build?
The type of home you are planning to build will also help you in choosing the right builder for you. Ask them for their portfolio and check what type house houses have they built so far. For example, a builder might be a good one when it comes to making contemporary houses but not so much in crafting the two-story simple homes. The builder you are considering should have lots of experience in building the type of home you need!
What Makes Them Different?
Ask the builders what is so special about them. Keep in mind that it is one of the most asked questions during any sort of interview. So, make sure they can provide proofs of their claims while they answer this question.
Who is Responsible For The Legal Work
Some builders handle all the legal work required when building a home. This may include getting the permits from the local authorities or loans from the bank. All these matters should be discussed before signing the contract as they can really create a mess afterward.
Ask Them About The Updates
You can’t be at the construction site all the time. So, it is better if you ask the builder about the daily, weekly, monthly updates he will be sending your way.
Ideally, the builders you are interviewing should be able to satisfy all the questions. This may be a time-consuming process but it is very important.Tags: Questions to Ask Your Builder