Choosing Your Custom Home Builder

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For most people, purchasing a home is the single biggest investment they will make in a lifetime.  Because of that, homebuyers who will be investing in their dream custom homes need to select a licensed home builder and finding one who is award winning would be considered an added bonus – welcome to Comerio Homes! Building new homes in Johson County since 2005.

If one were asked, “What should be considered when selecting a custom home builder?”, it might be a challenge for many to come up with specific responses.  Being able to clearly address that question, however, is extremely important.

Here, we will cover some of the most important considerations when selecting a custom home builder.  These insights offer an initial guide as you begin your custom-home-build journey!

Is the Custom Home Builder Licensed?

Working with a licensed home builder gives clients peace-of-mind knowing the builder has been vetted to meet state requirements.  When home builders are licensed, it reflects the builder’s seriousness towards his or her profession and public image.

A licensed home builder will be very experienced with processing permits and inspections and will know, immediately, what would be required to meet code mandates.  Also, a licensed home builder/general contractor carries clout regarding lending.  Banks are more eager to offer loan-construction terms and options that are more favorable when borrowers select home builders that are fully licensed.

Another extremely important fact regarding licensed home builders is that these general contractors are responsible for the risks and liabilities associated with new-construction homes.  Then, of course, there is the home warranty – you want a licensed home builder who will provide a contractual warranty towards the integrity of the home.  If a home builder doesn’t offer a warranty, look elsewhere!

Does the Custom Home Builder Offer a Stable History?

Well-established home builders will have a consistent history reflecting the quality of their work and be more financially partnered with lenders.  Accomplished home builders will be more than happy to share their project portfolio, showcasing their creativity and finished masterpieces.  Here, you will be able to get a good grasp of the builder’s caliber of workmanship.

Quality home builders will welcome questions about their new-construction homes and will, proudly, point to references.  A trusted home builder will, eagerly, arrange a visit to one or more construction projects – whether they involve custom homes or spec designs.

Does the Custom Home Builder Know the ‘Lay of the Land’?

A skilled home builder will be well versed with land considerations.  If you will be building on your own land, having a home builder with this type of insight is critical!  Seasoned home builders will offer insights concerning land that could become problematic.  Will that gentle stream become a furious flow during/after a heavy rain?  Are there environmental issues with the soil?  Will there be hidden fees to connect to water and sewer?  Will cable TV and/or high-speed internet become compromised?  What are the property’s use restrictions, if any?

An adept home builder will be able to address these questions, and more, for those who desire to build a custom home on their own land.

Does the Custom Home Builder Encourage Communication?

You will have lots of questions concerning your custom home build.  A myriad of details and logistics will enter your world from start to finish.  Will your home builder be available to answer all your questions in a timely manner?  The answer should be a resounding “Yes!”.  Once you meet your builder, you will get a feel for how personable, communicative, and client-centric he or she is.  Communication should flow freely and frequently, and your home builder should, willingly, offer detailed knowledge beyond what you will ask.

Home builders who are guided by devotion and enthusiasm for their craft will embrace the responsibility of ensuring their clients’ needs and expectations are met, down to the smallest detail.  This would be accomplished through one-on-one consultations as well as remaining readily available for clients’ questions, comments, or concerns.  Open communication ensures each dream project reaches fruition with thoroughness, clarity, and precision.

Is the Custom Home Builder a Recipient of Awards & Recognition?

The adage, Rome wasn’t built in a day, could be applied to home builders.  It takes time, effort, dedication, resilience, and a relentless spirit to build one’s reputation, brand, and integrity.  But once that is accomplished, some home builders just seem to stand out from the rest of the pack.

Industry and community awards that highlight a home builder’s mastery, creativity, eye for aesthetics, and innovation are duly bestowed.  Being recognized for outstanding achievements as a home builder is an honor as well as a big feather in one’s professional cap.  Awards and industry recognition differentiate outstanding home builders from those who have, yet, to become the lead dog.

All of this is what quality custom home builders should offer – this is what Comerio Homes will offer you!

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