There is no one to stop you from building your dream home. But of course, you have to make sure that you are hiring the best home builder or else, you might end up spending your fortune and not getting the home you wished for.
Out of the many home builders to hire, finding the best double brick home builder is a goal you have to achieve. Sure, you can ask your friends and family for recommendations, visit the builder’s website to confirm their legitimacy or read reviews online, but if you want to get answers straight from the home builder’s mouth, ask them questions. Do not worry as asking them questions do not equate to hiring their service. As long as your questions are relevant to the service they offer, you are not wasting anyone’s time.
Just to help you get started, below are a few questions you can start with:
Timeline is very critical when home building, hence asking for timeline is a must. When can they finish the task? When can they start and so on. You are actually asking for timeline, not to rush their service but to set your expectations.
You are free to negotiate for time, but make sure that you are giving them enough time to work on your dream home. Rushing is never an option especially if you want a perfectly built home.
How do they want payments to be settled? Do they want half on the onset of the project and the remaining when the project ends? This is very important to discuss so you can prepare. Also, as early as possible, it is best if you lay all your cards on the table and let them know how much you can only afford.
Let them decide on whether they can work on your set budget or not.
Asking for references is also a good idea, but do not expect that they will provide this information too soon. Due to confidentiality, some builders may not provide you with information of their previous and current customers, but just in case they do, make sure to take advantage of it.
When calling their clients, make sure to immediately introduce yourself and the purpose of your call. You do not want them to feel like you are a marketer trying to sell them something. Also, only ask questions that are related to the purpose of your call to avoid wasting their time.
Samples of work
You may also want to ask the home builder to show you samples of their work, it can be through photos or in person. The samples of their work can give you a better glimpse as to how they perform their jobs. If you are happy with what you see, hiring them is a good idea but if you are not satisfied, closing your doors to them is not the immediate action to take, you can ask and still try to collaborate with them.
Why should I hire you
This is a question you also have to ask the home builder. “why should I hire you?, “what made you different with the other home builders I talked to?”. Of course, as someone who is building your dream home, they need to prove that they are really the best professionals to hire.
Apart from their answers, you have to make sure that you collected enough of their credentials before trusting them, these credentials can be asked directly to the home builder or from different local institutions. Using your gut feeling, evaluate their sincerity and honesty when answering your questions.