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10 Questions to Ask Your Builder Before Building Your Home
Can you see their past works?
Look for quality, how do their pictures look? Do they work with quality materials? You
don't want to move into a house that's constantly breaking down.
Are there any restrictions on your lot?
Make sure no restrictions will conflict with your build to avoid unnecessary changes.
How is the payment schedule set up?
How does your builder collect? Do they charge bi-weekly, or once a month talk to them
to ensure you never miss a payment.
Who is in charge of getting permits?
In some cases, builders task permits to the homeowners, or you may have to sign
paperwork to allow the builder to collect permits for you.
What are your responsibilities?
Most homeowners need to pick out their colors and finishes by a specific date. Find out when your essential dates are, and discuss any paperwork you'll need to fill out.
What are the terms of your contract?
Have your home builder go the
Who is your project manager, and how do you contact them?
Your project manager is your go-to for all updates and any changes you want to make.
They are the key to your project being completely the way you want. Some builders
offer online portals so their clients can have easy access to updates, such as
What is your timeline?
Bumps and setbacks may happen, but try to get a rough estimate on your job build time. A timeline will help you prepare for the upcoming months.
When can you make changes?
Eventually, there will be a cutoff for structural changes ask your builder about this so
you can make sure you are satisfied with your floor plan.
What is their floor plan policy?
Lastly, what is their floor plan policy, will they design your build from scratch or can you only choose from plans they have on hand. If its the latter, make sure you like their floor plans before moving forward.
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