You’ve made the decision to build your dream home, the big question is: Who will you choose to build it? Your home is your sanctuary, it’s the place where you will form lasting memories; sharing laughs at family dinners, snuggling up for movie nights, or gathering in the backyard with friends. Choosing the right home builder means connecting with a group of individuals who make the process as easy as possible, meet your dream home expectations and fulfill your family's needs.
Your new home should exceed expectations and be built to the highest quality. A home should be equipped to handle the changes life throws your way, from you caving to your kids begging for a puppy or your entire family coming to visit for the holidays. Whether you’re located in Cache County, Weber County, Davis County, Box Elder County, Tooele County, Utah County or even down in Washington County, you have options when it comes to selecting from your local home builders. Let’s dive into what makes a trusted home builder and certain qualities that you should be looking for.
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Research, reviews, and experience! When it comes to finding the best home builder for you, consider a home builder's experience, previous builds, customer reviews, and company size. Ask your friends and family who have also built homes for recommendations to narrow down which portfolios and potential floor plans you want to review. If you don’t have friends or family who have built a home in your area you can ask the builder for a list of references!
If you do get the opportunity to speak with past home buyers, below are a couple of questions to help facilitate a beneficial conversation:
Would you work with this builder again?
Do you recommend this builder to others?
Why would you not recommend them?
Are you satisfied with your home’s design?
Did they listen to your needs and show interest?
Important Qualities to Look For in a Home Builder
When it comes to finding the right home builder you should never settle, take the time to find the right fit. Hastily choosing the wrong home builder could result in delayed timelines, a difficult design process, lack of comfortable communication and potentially a home that you are not completely satisfied with! Selecting the right home builder is just as important as designing the house, with that in mind here are the three most important qualities to look for in a home builder.
1. Dedication to Quality
Your home should be built for living! This is the place where you will celebrate and enjoy all of life’s best moments with your family. Between watching sports games in your living room or children running down the halls, you don’t want to worry about structural repairs that will be costly in the future. The home builder you choose should be dedicated to building with the highest quality effort. From structural products in the framing to proper installation of flooring, no step should be compromised when constructing your dream home. We recommend you verify the products and brands your home builder plans on using to get the best understanding of future care and maintenance. Some home builders will offer warranties, inquire on what those are ahead of time to be prepared and informed.
Knowing your home builders commitment to quality, structural aspects, products/brands used in the home and any warranties offered will give you peace of mind when repairs are needed. This knowledge can also help you determine your home’s resale value should you decide to sell in the future. Your home builder should have a reputation for building houses that maintain quality and value for years to come.
2. Honest Communication
The second quality you will want to look for is a home builder who truly listens and understands your vision. Find a builder who will work closely with you to identify all your specific needs and desires, as well as determine which house plans and design options will best fit your lifestyle. How long did it take the builder to respond? Timely communication is important, if they are slow to get back to you consider other builders to ensure you have the best experience possible. You want a builder that treats you like you’re a valued customer. Your home building associates should keep you regularly updated on the timelines, costs, design, products and any changes that may arise, so you’re always aware of what’s happening with your home.
3. Sets Expectations and Meets Them
You will want a home builder that displays a sense of priority to complete projects. Ideal home builders will set expectations with reasonable timelines that can be met and execute them. Keep in mind that unforeseen hurdles might occur, but with an honest and transparent communication style they can be worked through. The best and most experienced home builders will ensure not only that the project is complete but will do so on-budget, with quality products, and within the timeline initially discussed. It isn’t enough to complete a project and move on to the next, professional home builders should offer top tier customer service
Select a Home Builder Who Prioritizes You in the Process
There are a lot of home builders in today’s market which is why it’s important to consider your options instead of just sifting through a directory and picking one at random. Do the research and select the best, most professional builder; your dream home and family will benefit from it for years to come. Look for a dedication to quality, a reputation of honest communication, and a dedication to exceeding expectations before hiring a builder for your project.
You also want to find a home builder that makes you feel comfortable and that they’re just as invested in the construction of your new home as you are. The number one thing is to work with a builder that puts you and your priorities at the top of their list.
We understand what a home means to you. After all, a home isn’t just made of concrete, wood and bricks. It’s made of memories and moments—moments of a family playing together, a child taking that first step, a social gathering, a relaxing soak in the tub after a long day. A home is made of laughter, happiness and love.
At Visionary Homes, our expertise is creating and building an environment where these moments can happen—where living happens. A Visionary Home is Built for Living. To learn more about our Home Building Process please give us a call at (435) 228-4702.