Are you impressed by their portfolio?
If you don’t have potential builders in mind, check out Houzz to find reputable professionals in your area, or ask your network of acquaintances for recommendations. Once you have a short list of builders to consider, it’s time to begin researching them, starting with Google reviews. As you read through these reviews, take both praise and complaints into consideration. If you spot a concerning review, look for a response from the builder addressing it.
In addition, good builders should have a portfolio on their website that highlights their recent work. Looking at previously completed homes can reveal a lot about the builder’s style and what they specialize in. You may also find it useful to research how long they have been building in your community and how many houses they have built to date. Some builders may be able to provide you with contact information for a couple of their previous customers, so you can ask questions and learn more about their experience working with that builder.
What are your building needs?
Are your communication styles in-sync?
Is the builder willing to work with you on your vision?
Will the builder stay engaged throughout the process?
No one should have to navigate the home building process alone. Finding a builder you trust can feel like an added responsibility, but they will be your partner and strongest advocate for the next several months. Think Red Door might be a good fit for you? Start by checking out our fully-customizable floor plans, and schedule a visit to our showroom.