Building a custom home is one of the most exciting processes you’ll experience, but it’s also one of the most stressful. Building a home takes time. The custom home building process can be long and arduous, and that’s why you must work with a builder you like and trust. Here’s how to find one.

Find A Builder Who Treats You As A Partner

The most important thing you should look for in a builder is one who treats you like a partner rather than someone they control. Some builders work with the belief that they are the expert and you are just another person with no idea what you’re doing, and that’s not what you’re looking for. You want a builder who views you as their boss, who wants to do what you want them to do, and who really listens to what you have to say and how you say it.

The best way to find a builder like this is to meet with them before you hire them. Your gut instinct is good, and it will help you determine whether you want to work with someone. If you don’t feel confident in the builder or the way they treated you while you met, don’t hire them

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Find a Builder With an Incredible Reputation

You want someone who comes with rave reviews from people who built their homes with the company, and you want to know more than just how much they like their builder. You want to know what they loved about their builder as well as anything they might not have loved quite as much. Every detail matters, and you should ask around until you find a builder everyone is happy with.

Find a Builder With Experience

A fresh new builder might have ideas and a lot of vision, but they don’t have the experience you want in a custom builder. You want someone who has been there, done that and handled virtually every type of problem, situation, and setback imaginable. Your builder should know the codes in the area in which you’re building, they should know from experience when a client wants to use a certain design feature that won’t work the way they want to use it, and they should have the experience to help you design something that’s both functional and goes well with your dreams.