Building a home isn’t just a project that springs up overnight. It takes time, dedication, and money to put forth towards this goal long before any plans are drawn (or bricks are laid). A home build can be effortless, but it can also be nightmarish and costly. How the process goes will often depend on your home builder team and how well they’re able to work. Here’s a checklist that you can use when choosing a home builder to make sure they’re going to do the job according to regulations, budget, and your individual needs.
Choosing a Home Builder Checklist
A Functional Website
The first thing that you should look for from a local home builder is a functional website. A professional home-building team will have a professional website. Companies that are willing to cut corners on their homepage, will cut corners during your home-building process.
These days, it’s not just about having a fancy website. Prospective customers should also look out for good reviews, and engagement from the home builder (company) on Google as well as their social media profiles.
Companies that can show good reviews from their customers are more likely to be legitimate construction businesses. Companies with little to no social media profile may not be able to say the same.
An Impressive Portfolio
Reviews are worth almost nothing without a portfolio that backs them. Home-building teams are proud of their work, and they’re happy to share their successes. You should almost always wonder about a company that hides its client history, or who drops the names of big clients without being able to show the proof.
A good building team will have a good portfolio to show for it!
The Right Certification
A reliable building team will have the right certifications. First, the business itself requires registration, as well as a by-state trading license. Without proper certifications, the business could be operating illegally.
Secondly, the building team should be certified builders. Certified building teams have the necessary training to build safely, whereas builders that you can’t trust will hide this certification. In other cases, they might lie about fake certification numbers that don’t match up with real registration details when cross-referenced.
Always ask for certification details, and always make sure that the details you’ve been given are accurate.
Budget is always an important consideration when you’re building a house. Keeping your budget in mind is also important when you’re just trying to perform projects around the house. You can never afford to spend more than you have, though unethical builders will find ways to push your home budget higher so they can make more money.
Work with a reliable team or company, and find a building team that is able and/or willing to fall into your budget. If they don’t, they might not be the best team to make your home project a reality.
Graves Development Resources | Land Developer in Omaha, Nebraska
Graves Development Resources (GDR) has been designing and building the market’s finest neighborhoods since 2000, with over 5,000 homesites and important commercial development projects throughout Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
Our pages showcase current neighborhoods where new home buyers may select from hundreds of home sites. We are definitely “phone friendly” and welcome the opportunity to provide you with all the information you need before making one of the most important decisions for your family’s future. Contact us with any questions.