Ten Steps to Select the Right Builder for Your Needs

by | Nov 10, 2014 | St Cloud Custom Home Design


Source: New Home Source, Jay McKenzie

“With the ten steps [below], you’ll be well on your way to selecting a good builder who’s a good fit for you, your needs, and the new home you’ll build together.

10 Steps to Select the Right Builder

  1. Define your needs. What size, type and price range of home do you need?
  2. Experience counts. While every builder was once a new builder, experience matters.
  3. Are past buyers satisfied? Ask for – and check – references from past home buyers.
  4. Verify the builder is licensed (where required) and adequately insured.
  5. Is there a design fit? Does this builder have expertise in the style of home you seek?
  6. Warranty and service. How does this builder stack up for each?
  7. Resale value. Have past homes from this builder maintained or increased value?
  8. Industry involvement. Is the builder a member of the local Home Builder’s Association?
  9. Tour model homes or customer homes. There’s absolutely no substitute for this step.
  10. Look for signs of quality. In workmanship, materials and practices when you tour these homes.

Are you thinking of building in the spring? Now is the time to start talking to builders, designers, subcontractors, and more. Give The Design Team a call at (320) 252-1517 to start the process of building your next home. Your free, no obligation consultation is awaiting you – give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!

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