Major Pro Tips to Hire a Great Home Builder
When you are looking to hire a home builder, there are a great deal of factor for you and your family to consider.
After all, the work that you plan to do in the near future will very likely have an impact on your home’s re-sale value on the home market in the distant future. Due to that reason – and obviously man others – it is important that you know a number of crucial pro tips before you start looking for a Seattle home builder to hire.
Here are some of the best pro tips that you should keep in mind:
Conduct phone interviews:
Making sure that you are making the most of your time when conducting preliminary interviews with contractors and home builders by scheduling phone interviews before making time for in-person meetings.
Once you get them on the phone, ask them about their experience and how it relates to the job you are asking them to do. You should also asked them if they are willing to provide financial references – either from suppliers or banks – as well as references from past clients.
Another important thing to focus on when on the phone with them is to figure out how you communicate with them. If you can already sense a good connection, that is a good indication that the professional relationship would be positive as well.
Don’t let your bank account make the decisions:
Gearing up for a home build can be a daunting experience. Not only are you likely swimming out into uncharted waters, it is also going to cost you quite a lot of money to get a home built. Those costs might start becoming a bigger decision-maker in the process of finding a home builder if you let it.
While it is always crucial to keep the job within your budget, do not simply jump for the cheapest option. Often, there is a reason why builders and contractors are cheaper than their major competitors.
Do some snooping online:
Even if the conversation on the phone was a good one, and even if the price is within your budget, you are going to want to do some more due diligence.
Don’t skimp on the time you spend doing online snooping by looking for past customer testimonials and reviews.
The goal here is to look for lots of honest information. Whether it is positive or negative, it will surely help you make a decision.
Make sure your contractor is insured:
This should be obvious to you, but just in case it is not, I wanted to make sure to mention it here. Before any work begins on your home build, you must make sure that your contractor and anyone else on the worksite at any time is comprehensively insured. This will make sure that in the rare event that an accident does occur on your site, those working on the project – and most importantly you – will be financially protected.