If you’ve heard a home-building horror story, you aren’t alone. Often times these horror stories will make you want to cringe… especially when it comes time to build your own home. This article will talk about some of the common problems people experience when building or renovating your home. It will also address how the professionals at Prominent Builders and Design can assist with avoiding those pitfalls.
Most conflicts surrounding bad home-building experiences can be traced back to one main reason… expectations aren’t met. Here are two of the most common scenarios:
- The home goes way over budget. Initially, you and your home builder will agree on a budget. If you work with Prominent Builders and Design, this subject will be discussed before the start of the project. When a home building project goes way over budget, often it’s because the budget was initially set too low. Other times, it could happen when the project ends up having a lot of unforeseen price increases (like the price of materials increases or the builder underestimates the amount of materials). This type of situation won’t occur when you work with Prominent Builders and Design. We have decades of home-building experience and have worked on all sorts of projects, from custom homes to renovations. We will listen to your needs and desires while assisting you in creating a realistic budget for your project.
- The home that takes a lot longer to be completed. Things happen. Sometimes permitting issues cause delays in projects. Contractors have issues. You decide you want to change some important things in the design plan. All these reasons could cause delays in project completion. Here’s where it’s important to communicate along the way. You don’t have to worry about that with Prominent Builders and Design. We are here for you every step of the project, from the initial consultation through the time you are handed your keys. Even after you move into your new home, we are available should any issues arise.
Here are some tips to help you avoid your own horror story:
- Vet Your Builder: You will be entrusting hundreds of thousands of dollars to the builder. Make sure you do your research. Ask for references. Check out the contractor’s licenses. Look at their track record. Prominent Builders and Design has a proven track record of success with clients. You can read a customer testimonial here: “New Home Construction – A Customer Testimonial.” We are also willing to provide you with references. Feel free to ask us about the contractors we use in our projects. Our project managers are more than happy to answer your questions and will communicate with you often about your project.
- If It’s Too Good to Be True…: Often times, people go with the company that claims to build a home for tens of thousands less than the other building contractors that quote on the project. Beware! This is almost always a red flag and a very low bidding contractor should be avoided at all costs. With Prominent Builders and Design, you can rest assured we won’t underbid just to get the project. We will also communicate with you from the start of the project and all throughout.
When building a new home, choosing the wrong builder can become devastating. Don’t let that type of situation happen to you. We invite you to meet with us and we stand ready to answer all the questions you may have about building or renovating your home.