Warning Signs that You Picked the Wrong Builder
Once you are settled with a decent job, the next thing you plan for is buying a dream home for you and your family. It might be a ready-to-move-in flat or a custom house. For either of the instances, it is crucial to hunt for trustworthy home builders.
Caution should be taken while looking for a home builder, as a slight mistake on your part can cost you badly wreaking havoc in your financial state. You really need to keep a watchful eye during the entire phase of selecting a builder for your new home.
Here are some points to keep in mind, while choosing custom home builders and not end up picking the wrong builders:
We all know someone in our circle who built a house in the same locality. Word-of-mouth is the best way to know more about a builder, as some people in your acquaintance might have bought or built a house through a particular custom home builder. A reliable house builder will keep the clients happy by meeting all the home construction requirements without breaking their budget or crossing the schedule.
If you find most of the feedback is negative and from people you usually count on, then we have no doubt that you have finalized someone not so good enough for your home construction.
Most of the reputed builders have a list of references; get in touch with these clients before signing the contract. If possible, visit their home and get a tour of it to understand the kind of work done by the home builders. Question them about their experience during and after the construction work; how the builder has responded when there were construction related issues; how long did the builder take to resolve the issue and so on.
In case the references say that there was something dubious about the way they handled the construction issues or they were not satisfied with the services offered, then do a cross-check.
We all know that building a home is a complicated task and even the reputed home builders sometimes make mistakes. But the best thing about a renowned home builder is they will offer you warranty on workmanship related issues for a specific amount of time. Issues occurring during that warranty period need to be addressed by the home builder on time.
When the construction company is reluctant to offer you a warranty period, beware they might be the wrong builders and dupe you at the first chance.
The construction industry is susceptible to uncertain economic times; some construction companies even run out of business due to lack of enough work during recession. While sourcing their services you need to ask for a copy of their bond. By having proper documents (bond) at hand, you save yourself in case the construction company goes bankrupt, while your house is still under-construction.
Staying watchful is being wise and home construction certainly needs a vigil eye till the construction work is over. When a custom home builder hides information that you need to know, be sure that they are a wrong builder, trying to ditch you with some of the services promised during the initial talks.
At the end all that matters is getting your home construction completed within your budget, within the stipulated time and, of course, with all the legal formalities perfectly at place. There are companies that are fraudulent and cheat their clients in some or the other way. Watch out to get the best out of any home builder and build your dream home in peace.