Few things in life are as rewarding as building a custom home to fit the unique lifestyle and desires of your family. It’s there where you’ll build memories that last a lifetime. Getting everything you want and a custom home you love means working closely and collaborating often with the home builder you select over the course of the entire project. Since most custom build projects take two to four years to plan and build, you should be sure you’re asking all of the right questions early on.
Since building a custom home is one of the largest investments you’re likely to make in a lifetime, and one of the most time-consuming endeavors you may take on, you’ll want to ask plenty of questions up front before choosing one. Diving deep will give you the confidence you need to select a custom home builder with confidence.
Here are the relatively obvious questions to ask, and also some of the most important yet less obvious you’ll want to include in your evaluation process. These will help you compare ‘apples to apples’.
The Obvious Questions to Ask a Custom Home Builder
The 5 Critically Important (Yet Less Obvious) Questions to Ask a Custom Home Builder
The truth is, you probably cannot ask too many questions up front before selecting a custom home builder for your project, especially projects of significant magnitude such as custom homes valued at $1.5 million and higher. These projects are complex and often take years to complete from beginning to end. That means knowledge is power, so the more you know up front, the more prepared you’ll be to effectively and efficiently navigate your decision process from beginning to end.
Knowing this list of obvious versus ‘less obvious’ questions also means you’ll be able to better compare custom home builders to identify what traits and value each brings based on your unique project requirements and priority list.
In the end, be sure your home builder has the experience, flexibility, positive reputation and project management skills to handle your project with ease, so it will truly be the fun, remarkable experience of a lifetime that it should be.