Building a home is a large undertaking and a significant investment too. As a result, it is important to make all decisions carefully. Of all the decisions you have to make, none are more important than your selection of a general contractor. This is a person you will work with for an extended period of time. They play a huge role in determining the quality and craftsmanship in your custom home and ensuring your experience is a positive one. Take your time in making this decision so you don’t regret it. The professional team at Alair Homes Green Bay outlines the necessary steps to hire a builder.
Visualize Your Build Experience
What type of experience do you want when building your home? Are you looking for someone to guide you through all the decisions you need to make in a strategic way or are you comfortable with coordinating most of the decisions on your own? What type of communication do you desire throughout the build? When you visualize your build going smoothly, what is happening? Make note of what is important to you so you can ask prospective builders about their process when you meet.
Think Through Your Financing Plan
Make a plan of how you plan to finance your new home. Have conversations with lenders so you better understand the timeline, process and what you are pre-approved for. Being armed with this information can help you and your builder make informed decisions and work to have your new home and budget align.
What Does Your Future Home Look Like
What style is your future home? Make notes of things like general square footage, special details that are important to you and how your family functions. Sharing this information with your potential builder helps to create a shared vision.
Interview and Check Past Work
After you have narrowed down your list of candidates, it’s time to schedule some interviews. When choosing a builder, communication is important. Ask questions and carefully evaluate the answers. If the two of you cannot communicate well, this will make the project very challenging. In addition, ask to see custom home building portfolios, pictures of past projects or even to visit a current job site. This will give you an idea of work quality and client satisfaction.
Check for Insurance
Since it takes many people to complete a home project, accidents can happen, which makes insurance very important. Ensure the builder you hire is properly covered to handle any situation that may arise.
Get a Timeline
Be direct, and ask the builder how long the job will take. Ask them how they do their scheduling and their percentage of on-time completion. Understanding this information helps you make a plan with living arrangements while your home is under construction.
Your home is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Do it right by planning with professionals and hiring the right contractor. Alair Homes Green Bay welcomes the opportunity to earn your business. Contact us to schedule a complimentary, no obligation consultation.