Choosing to build a new home is a big decision an even bigger decision is choosing the correct builder. All you are looking for is the best possible builder to work with you and build your dream home. Sometimes a builder you may have thought would do exactly what was promised may turn into a nightmare. Below are a few warning signs to look for.
One of the warning signs that you have picked the wrong builder is that you are unable to communicate with them. When you have contracted a builder to construct your home, there are many decisions that need to be made. Since this is your home, you will be the one making the majority of those decisions. You may even find that you may change your mind from time to time or have questions to ask about the build, this is when you will need to talk to your builder.
Should you find that you attempt to contact the builder and get no response, you more than likely have chosen the wrong builder to work with. If days go by without hearing from the builder and this continues to happen than this is a bad sign.
You’re going to be dealing with your builder for many months and a close working relationship will be critical to ensure a successful outcome, so make sure you understand who it is you are with from day to day.
Price Is Too High Or Too Low
Another sign that you have picked the wrong builder is you are feeling pushed into a sale and you can not see the value in their product.
On the other hand, if the price is incredibly low ask a lot of questions and as the old saying goes, if it seems too good to be true, then it more than likely is.
Selecting a builder that is significantly less than other quotes may lead to future issues if in fact the builder has made an error with the quote.
Too Many Mistakes
You may have also contracted the wrong builder if your home is not turning out as expected. While it is common to make the odd mistake, if there are numerous mistakes that are not being fixed you are not going to be happy. A good builder will always make the client priority and go out of there way to keep them happy.
Also, if the contractor you’re hoping to use can’t provide any proof of insurance, it is best not to enter into an agreement with him.