Signs that you Chose the Wrong Custom Home Builder
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Building your own home is an exciting experience - but also a stressful experience.
You are a pro at stress management, if you don't have a little bit of anxiety when it comes to building your dream home. Your home builder is there to help you get through the stress and ease some of your tensions along the way.
Here are common warning signs to watch for when hiring your home builders:
If there is no trace of them anywhere online, it could be a red flag! All reputable companies have professional websites that include photo galleries so you can see their past work for yourself and testimonials from previous clients.
Is your builder always late, not on budget, and constantly ignoring your input? Sure your builder could have years of experience but if they have poor managing skills, you could be in trouble.
Cash Payments Only and Ridiculous Down Payments
Paying in cash is, in no way, illegal but it can be risky. When paying with cash there is no paper trail with proof of payment. showing that you, in fact, paid. If your builder insists on you paying a large down payment up front, as opposed to sitting down with you and making a payment plan - you might find yourself at the wrong end of a scam!
Too Good to be True
Everyone's parents have drilled the famous saying into each one of us - "if it's too good to be true, it most likely is." If they charge a very low amount or if they have a short construction timeline - question it. If they don't give you a solid answer or if you can tell they're lying - it's time to go with someone else. Make sure to collect quotes from multiple builders to make sure you're making the best decision.
Check their references!
Any reputable construction company should be able to provide an abundance of references from happy customers. If they refuse to give you references, it could mean that they are trying to hide something. This is a huge sign that you should get out now!
"Just Trust Me"
The last thing you want, is a builder that makes choices for you. Saying things like "just trust me" or "you're going to love it" about cabinet colors they chose without consulting you first, might be a sign of an inconsiderate builder! This is YOUR custom home and it's supposed to reflect your own personal style.
It Does Not Feel Right
If you find that you and your builder are not meshing well or if there's just something telling you that this isn't right - don't settle. You and your family deserve the best! Trust your gut instinct.
Don't let a bad custom home builder ruin your experience! Contact 780-951-6810 today.