Every future homeowner hopes the homebuilding process is a seamless one from breaking ground to move in day. This is where working with the right contractor can make a significant difference. That said, you may not know WHAT items should be on your Contractor Wish List, so here are some things to consider as you search:
They Communicate Effectively and Often
A great contractor knows how important it is to keep YOU, the client, in the loop. They understand this is your dream home, and want it to reflect your family. This requires open, constant and effective communication. Ask potential contractors about their communication process, and ask for references! Reading through reviews and making a few calls will tell you what you need to know about their communication skills.
They Develop and Stick To Realistic Budgets
A great contractor knows you have a budget and want to stick to it. They’ll take this into consideration as you work together to build your home. When you meet with them, do they promise you the moon? Take a step back and make sure what is being offered is possible within your set budget. Are they honest about limitations? This openness is essential. The right contractor knows right away whether or not a request you make is possible within your budget, and consistently makes choices and provides options that reflect this.
They Offer Design Ideas To Improve The Overall Finished Home
A great contractor offers ideas to compliment your design vision. Designing an entire house can be a challenge- a fun challenge- but a challenge nonetheless. Clients bring a lot of great ideas to the table. After all, you know what you’re looking for. Contractors bring knowledge as to what does and does not tend to work. Your contractor should be able to marry the two well. Your new ideas + their experience should always equal the perfect home for your family. Take a look at their past homes. Do you like the final outcomes? Is there a variety? Does the design throughout the home seem to flow? If you answer “Yes” to all of those, you’re likely off to a great start.
They Offer a Warranty and Follow-Up Service
A great contractor stands behind their work. Does your contractor offer a warranty and follow-up service? Be sure the answer to this is “YES”.
These are just a few of the things a great contractor will provide. Schneider Custom Builders offers all of this, and so much more. Give us a call today at 757.819.4466 to discuss your needs, and let’s get started on your dream house!