You have the perfect design plan and a great budget, and now you need to find the right custom home builder. The builder should be reputable and act as your partner in bringing your dream home to life. The professionals at Alair Homes Scottsdale offer the following 10 tips to help you make the correct choice.

Experience

This is by far the most important factor in your decision. The builders you are considering should have extensive experience in building custom homes. Reputation is always worth more than promises.

Knowledge

A quality home builder will have complete knowledge of building systems from bottom to top. It will also make sure that subcontractors follow your plan and build everything to code. You will want to check if the builder has anyone with a degree from a construction school.

Neighborhood

Ask your builder if it has experience specific to the neighborhood you have chosen. This will make the permit process easier and reduce the stress on you. This will also reduce the chances of violating any HOA requirements.

Lots

If you have not chosen a lot or decided on a particular area, a builder can help you find the right place for your home. It will have access to available lots in good neighborhoods and can provide you with data to help with your selection.

Partnership

A home builder should be a part of your custom home team and work as a partner with everyone involved. It will consider how much of the lot should be used for the home and help with the floor plan, the size of the rooms and the elevations needed. This will result in the house that you want.

Reviews

The best builder for you is the one that responds quickly to your questions and has a sterling reputation from other homeowners.

Communication

You want a builder that knows how to communicate openly and clearly about all issues. Some builders utilize web apps to give the homeowner access to all the construction information.

Reputation

When looking for a builder, remember that nothing tops doing it right the first time. The best builders only work with the best subcontractors. They will carry insurance and have a proven record of results. They will also provide a list of all the trade partners they do business with.

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Financing

In some cases, the building part of the project is not as challenging as the financing. The right builder will have a preferred lender to make this part of the job less painful.

Association

Builders with good reputations will belong to a builder’s association. This is another factor that will bring you peace of mind that the job will be done right.

Building a custom home is one of the biggest steps you can take in your life. Do it right and choose a builder who will be your partner every step of the way.

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