When you’re thinking about buying a new home, selecting the right home builder is a key step in creating the home of your dreams. You should feel comfortable asking a potential home builder every question that you think is important. And, a professional builder or sales representative will want to make you a happy and satisfied home owner. Besides the questions of “How much does it cost?” and “When can we move in?,” here are some other questions you should ask:

  • 1. Are you part of a builders association?
    2. Do you have a list of recent customers or references that I could reach out to?
    3. What licenses and insurance do you have?
    4. What are your standard finishes?
    5. How many years have you been in business?
    6. How many homes have you built?
    7. How do you compare yourself to other builders?
    8. What are the most important benefits of the homes you build?
    9. What type of warranty do you offer?
    10. Do you build model homes I can tour? If not, can you help me make an appointment to see a home
    you built for another customer?
    11. What are the major energy-saving features of homes you build?
    12. Do you build only from home plans you supply? Or can I provide my own set of plans?
    13. What options and upgrades can I select?
    14. Who will oversee the construction of my home?
    15. Who should I contact with any questions I may have?
    16. How and when can I make changes or upgrades before and during construction?
    17. How and when will the final price for my home be determined?
    18. How often (and when) will I have access to the home during the building process?
    19. How long will my home take to complete?
    20. What’s your process for inspection at key points of construction, at final walk-through, and to address
    any matters that need to be corrected or finalized?
    The Washington County Builders Association is always a great place to start the building process. Contact us today to learn how you can benefit from our professional contractors.