4 Qualities To Help You Find Your Perfect Custom Home Builder
Once you decide you want to build your dream home, choosing your perfect custom home builder will be the most critical decision you will make. Your home is where you will retreat to relax, share laughs, and make lasting memories. Your custom home builder needs to be able to fulfill your needs and meet all of your expectations.
When you first begin to look for a custom home builder you should start by reaching out to the people you know. Ask neighbors, friends, and family if they can recommend a custom home builder. Chances are someone you know within your social circles has dealt with or heard about a local custom home builder. Even go as far as knocking on a stranger’s door and asking them who built their home and if they would recommend them. Once you begin the conversation, ask them if they are satisfied with their home design, if the builder listened and responded to their needs, and if they would work with them again. These questions will help to frame what kind of builder they are and help you narrow down quality custom home builders.
Settling for a home builder that isn’t your perfect fit can make your home building process unnecessarily difficult. A poor relationship with your builder can result in delayed building, a tough home design process, and ultimately an inadequate home. Selecting your perfect home builder is as important as the actual designing your dream home. So, to help you find your perfect fit, look for these qualities:
Crystal Clear Communication
People you can easily communicate with are going to be easiest to get along with. Your perfect home builder will listen and seek to fully understand your vision of your dream home. You should always feel like your builder treats you like a valued customer. Communication should be clear and consistent. The design and building team should make certain you are aware of estimates, timelines, and all decisions that are needed in the design. You should feel comfortable asking questions and response time should be reasonable. It’s critical that you have a relationship with your custom home builder that is built upon crystal clear communication.
You perfect builder will be committed to building you a quality home. Your home should last generations and be a point of pride for you and your family. Your home is a place to cherish your family’s best moments and enjoy carefree celebrations. Your home should not a continual source of structural repairs and stress.
A custom home builder who is committed to quality will only use structurally sound products and adhere to construction best practices. Your perfect home builder will pride themselves in building homes that maintain quality and value. Ask potential custom home builders what products they will use and what warranties are offered. Learning more about your home will give you peace of mind, help you maintain your home more efficiently, and will help you determine your home’s resale value should you ever decide to leave.
Your perfect home builder will have a sense of urgency to finish your home, but will also set a reasonable timeline. As we know, Texas weather can change rapidly and weather delays are not uncommon. Your builder should set a reasonable timeline that takes into account potential delays from weather and other things out of their hands, such as product shipment delays. Your perfect home builder will take pride in finishing your home on their self-imposed deadline, while still maintaining quality workmanship and staying on budget.
Not all builder will prioritize you. Builders that are too large may not have time to make you a priority, which can be frustrating. Building a custom home is a big investment and you deserve to be your builder’s priority. You will want to find a custom home builder that is as invested in building your custom home as you are. You should be comfortable that your builder is putting your custom dream home at the top of their priorities list.
Are you read to build your custom dream home? Putnam Builders has had a solid reputation for over 50 years in building custom homes that are not only beautiful, but are built with quality that will last for generations. We invite you to get to know our team and our quality designs and workmanship. Please contact us to set up a free consultation at our design studio or in the comfort of your own home.
Putnam Builders has been building custom homes on the Gulf Coast of Texas and surrounding areas since 1963. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home ideas in our design studio in Bacliff, TX or in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us at 281-339-0838 or request a free consultation.