Building a home is a major project, maybe the biggest and most important one that you’ll ever undertake. Be sure you’ve picked the right home builder before you start by asking this handy list of questions.
What do others say about this home builder?
Ask around about your prospective home builder. Do they have a permanent address and a good reputation from other customers and lenders? Ask for recommendations, call them, and make arrangements to see some of the homes your builder is working on and/or has completed. Be sure to check the quality of the work with your own eyes. You might also contact the Better Business Bureau to see if there are complaints against your prospective builder. Main Street Homes has A+ rating with the BBB. You can also see testimonials from our home owners here.
How old is the business?
Sure, it might be worth giving a newcomer a chance, but generally speaking, you want a seasoned and established professional to build your home. Consider that it takes three to five years for a business to prove financial solvency. Make sure the home builder you hire has had an opportunity to establish and demonstrate her skills. Main Street Homes has been in business since 1996. We’ve built over 1,200 new homes in Richmond, VA since starting and we are going strong still today.
Is your home builder easy to reach?
Home building is largely a fluid process, since things seldom go as planned. You and your builder will need to ask and answer questions without delay. Will your builder be accessible to you by phone or e-mail? The speed with which they respond to your calls and e-mails before you begin the project might be a good indication of how communication will work when you’re in the midst of building your home. At Main Street Homes, we have a full staff here to help. From your New Home Consultant to your Warranty Manager – we are dedicated to customer excellence throughout the process.