re you looking for local house builders within your area? Since there are already so many contractors working on different projects finding the one who is right for you may not be an easy task. In such cases it is important to get all the help that you can.
Tips for hiring house builders
Make sure you consider the following factors when looking for a house builder
Get recommendations from friends and family
The first person who might be able to help you is a friend or a family member who have recently hired house builder. They can be a wealth of information especially when you want to know how the project turned out and how their experience was. If you can’t think of anyone in your circle you can already have a talk with the building inspector in your area.
Carrying out phone interviews
You might have already assembled a list and it is time to make a quick call to each of the prospects. Make sure you ask them the following questions
- Have they handle projects like yours in the past
- Are they going to be able to work within your budget
- Asking for a list of previous clients
- What they can tell you about the subcontractors they hire
A builder should answer all of these questions. This would allow you to make a decision based on careful planning.
Meet the house builders in person
Once you are satisfied with the phone interview it is time that you visit them in person. This is the time when you can discuss the estimate and the specifications which you require for your home. The right builder would answer all your questions in a way which would immediately put you at ease. it is necessary that you find a builder with whom you are completely comfortable because the building process can take anywhere from 6 months to a year.
If possible do your research on the builder before you go about meeting them. Check in with consumer protection agency or the better business bureau in your area before hiring a house builder to make sure that there is no history of dispute with previous clients.
Setting up a payment schedule
Once you hire the builder it is important that you work out a payment schedule. This would allow you to accumulate the necessary finances and also help you get an idea regarding their work ethic. If it is a larger project you may need to pay the initial 10% at the time you sign a contract. You might have to pay in installments of up to 20 to 25%.
The payment schedule would also help you determine whether you would actually like to go ahead with the contract or not. Keep in mind if somebody is charging an extremely low fee, they might not be your best bet.
Gala Home Builders will be glad to work on your dream house. Get in touch with them to discuss their services.