Top 10 things to ask your Builder when Building
How long have they been in the business?
- 1Track record and custom reviews
- 2Proper systems in place to handle customer service and errors
- 3Solid contractors to ensure your home is build in the time that was agreed.
- 4Proper people in place to help you with home upgrades and color selections.
How about making custom changes?
How are custom changes addressed? Do you require non refundable money on these types of upgrades and changes?Can structural changes be made?
Make sure you ask what is all included in your Home Owners Association.
Third Party Inspections
Do you provide any third party inspections after or during the build job? If not will you work with a inspector I hire?
My Direct Contact
Who will be my direct contact? Who will also help me if things are not correct?
Access to the home
When things are close to being completed. How often will I have access to the home?
If we have any types of disagreements. Who would be my point of contact and how will that be handled? This includes any changes to the home.
Can you explain if changes are made what is the step process? What changes are not allowed and what are. What are not allowed after certain building stages have already passed.
After we have closed on our home. How are home warranty repairs handled?
1 Year Home Warranty
Most builders offer a 1 year home warranty. If anything happens such as plants dying for no reason, water not draining properly after it rains, cracks in sheetrock ect….. The builder may cover most of these things. Ask what is covered in the 1 year home warranty.