7 Signs You Have a Great Builder
When looking around for a builder to create the home you’ve always wanted, there are a lot of factors to consider. While you can find several builders out there, certain characteristics differentiate between a good and bad builder. Knowing what to look for will save you time and a bad experience. Take a look at our seven signs that will help determine if you have a good builder on your side.
They Have Experience
When you work on something for a long period of time, your skills become more fine-tuned. The better your skills, the better you are at the task, and the better the result. The same can be said for a homebuilder. The more experience they have in the homebuilding industry, the better their work will be. Therefore, when deciding on who will build a home that you want to last a long time, it’s best that you go with someone who knows the ins and outs. That way they are familiar with timelines, construction material, and other important factors that going into the building process.
They Have a Great Reputation
Although having years of experience is a great quality, it means nothing if your builder does not have a good reputation. They may be great at building homes, but if they fail to meet customer satisfaction time and time again, you may want to work with someone else. Otherwise building your dream home will turn into a nightmare.
They Are Proud of Their Work
When someone knows they are good at what they do, they will be okay with showing off their hard work. If your builder isn’t very forthcoming with their past work, chances are it wasn’t quality material. You don’t want to be the next victim of their poor task. Go with a builder who is proud (and for good reason).
They Are Honest
You are making a huge investment when purchasing a custom home. Therefore you need a builder who is honest and upfront with you during the entire process. When you go over plans together, you should have a clear goal in mind by the end of the conversation so you know what is to be expected from each other. Nothing should be vague or hazy when discussing the steps that are to be taken. Even if there are negative things that will happen later on down the road, it’s best that your builder is honest with you instead of finding out when it’s too late.
They Are Flexible and Listen
When it boils down to it, a custom builder is there to produce your dream home . . . within reason. A good builder will take the time to listen to what you would like to see in your new home while also offering helpful input as well. In the end, you should both create a design that meets your creative needs and is able to be built. If your builder is not flexible with the design and doesn’t listen to your ideas, you may need to look elsewhere.
They Offer Warranties
There is always a chance that problems will occur either during the building process of after. When that happens, you will want a builder who offers warranties to back up their work. If not, you would have to settle on fixing their mistakes instead, and that can be costly (not to mention unreasonable).
They Are Great with Communication
A good builder is always there to speak with you during the building process. Nothing is worse than having an important question not answered for several weeks. If they are quick to respond to emails or calls, you know you are in good hands.
At Eastland Construction, we will take the time to make sure your dream home is possible. We are a group of professionals that are there for you every step of the way. If you are looking to have your home designed and built, give us a call!