Building a new home should be one of the most exciting times in anyone’s life. But building a home often proves incredibly stressful for many Australians — why? The reason the home building process becomes complicated, stressful and an overall unpleasant experience for so many people is because they didn’t choose the right home builder.
As many experts will advise you, choosing the right home builder is the most important decision you will make when building a new home. In fact, many believe that choosing the right builder is even more important than choosing the right home design. With that in mind, here are some of the most important things to know before choosing a new home builder.
There are some excellent home builders out there who are just getting started and delivering outstanding projects for clients, but generally speaking, an experienced home builder who’s been in the industry for some time is the best choice. Successfully building a new home entails skills, knowledge and passion, but it also requires project management expertise and that’s something a lot of young builders (many of whom will become great home builders) lack. When researching local home builder, focus on those that are experienced and can prove it, preferably with great customer testimonials.
What do past clients have to say about their experiences with the builder? Overlooking customer testimonials is like building blind in many ways because you’ve only got the builder’s word that they’re as good as they say they are. Ask for a few customer testimonials when sourcing a home builder and don’t overlook the benefits of visiting a display home or a project that they’ve completed recently. You should also ask around for referrals from family, friends and colleagues.
As you want your home building experience to be as positive as possible, make sure you get along with the home builder you decide on and that your communication styles are compatible. It’s important to work with a new home builder that’s happy to answer your questions and provide advice, after all, they’re the experts and you’re reliant on them for information and advice. When sourcing builders, focus on those who are prompt to respond to you and that you feel communicating with. Choose a builder who’s difficult to deal with or becomes frustrated when communicating with clients easily and it won’t be an enjoyable home building process.
Make sure the builder you choose is licenced to build in your area and has their paperwork, including their insurance, up to date. You should also make sure that they’re financially sound and won’t experience financial issues that prevents them from completing the project. This is extremely important as homeowners can run into serious problems if their builder isn’t licenced, insured or has financial issues which impact on their ability to deliver the project on time and on budget.
Building a new home and looking for a local home builder with an outstanding track record? Call Jim Green Building Services on (07) 4683 2142 today to discuss your project.