Lake Travis Custom home builders are responsible for turning your dream home into reality. Choosing the best custom home builders ensures professional, high quality results.
How to Begin Your Search for Lake Travis Custom Home Builders
The search for custom home builders is a critical one as this decision impacts all stages of the custom home building process and, perhaps most importantly to you, the finished product. Before you start interviewing custom home builders or the clients for whom they have previously built homes, it is important that you are aware of your options. The Texas Association of Builders recommends you make a list of all the potential builders in your area. Additionally, you can visit the National Association of Home Builders website and conduct a search for custom home builders in your area. Because this is such a significant and important decision, do not stop at the web search. Contact friends, family and local real estate agents for their custom home builder recommendations.
Conduct Research on Custom Home Builders
Once you have a list of potential builders, do thorough background research. Begin by asking your prospective builder for a resume of current or recently completed projects. Also ask potential builders if they will provide you with a list of customer references. When contacting previous clients keep the following list of questions in mind:
- What was the original budget and did your builders help you stay on budget?
- Were financial transactions handled transparently?
- Was the project completed on time?
- Were you made aware of any required schedule changes?
- Was the project organized?
- How did the builder respond to stressful situations?
- Was the communication channel clear and were you able to contact your builder when you needed to?
- If you were to build another custom home, would you work with this builder and the subcontractors again?
These questions help give you a general idea of what the entire custom home building process would be like with your chosen builder. If you are able to receive a tour of a home built by the custom home builder you are considering, be sure to inspect the quality of building materials such as the paint used, cabinetry, trimwork and flooring.
In addition to contacting former customers, check into the builder’s standing with any local building associations. Check with the Better Business Bureau of Central Texas to see what the builder’s rating is. You may also want to check with state licensing agencies and see if your custom home builder has held any licenses in other states in the previous 5 to 10 years. If so, be sure to do follow-up research on your builder’s standing in their former state.
You also want to be aware of any insurance your builder carries so that you are positive that you, and they, are covered during your home building process.
Look at Previous Work by Your Custom Home Builders
As briefly mentioned above, it can be incredibly useful to tour homes that were constructed by your custom home builder. Some custom builders will arrange to set up appointments for prospective clients to tour homes they have built for former clients. If this is not an option, many custom builders also offer tours of furnished or decorated models of homes they have built. When you take the tour, be sure to look at the quality of craftsmanship in the building materials, the overall home construction and the design. Pay attention to how you feel during a tour; it is a good sign if you can imagine you and your family living in that space.
The home that you have been dreaming of is possible with the right builder. Let Preston Homes of Texas be that builder. We work closely with clients and limit the number of homes we build each year to ensure you receive the highest quality possible.