Deciding to build a new home is one of the largest financial endeavors most people will undertake in their lifetime. With that being said, it is important to get it right the first time. Since you and your custom homebuilder will be working together for anywhere from 6 to 12 months, choosing the best homebuilder is imperative for success. See below for some key elements to look for when selecting your local Memphis custom homebuilder:
Though every builder was once a new builder, experience matters when it comes to homebuilding. The ol’ been there, done that adage doesn’t always have to mean boring and overdone. It’s important to choose someone with enough years in the business who has seen trends come and go, and knows what works and what doesn’t. If you want your home to hold its value through the decades, don’t choose the trendy new guys, stick with what works.
Don’t be afraid to ask for, and check, references of past clients! When people have bad experiences, they are not afraid to speak up and tell someone else. They feel like it’s their due diligence to spread the word and make sure none of their friends have the same experience they had. The same holds true for a good experience: think of the last time you received amazing customer service, or purchased a top-notch product. You told someone! You probably even told a handful of people! Do some digging around and don’t just take the word of the company’s sales person. Information is out there, all you have to do is look for it.
You might think this is a no-brainer but there are actually people out there operating without the proper licenses. Protect your invest and make sure the builder you choose is legitimate.
Again, this is where a little research will come into play but do some looking around to see how your builder’s past projects have held up in terms of resale value. Have their past homes maintained value, or even increased? You won’t want to go with a homebuilder who shows a pattern of depreciating value in their projects.
Tour Model or Customer Homes
Ask if you can take a tour of either some models, or past customers’ homes and see the builder’s work in person. While you’re there, look for signs of quality in workmanship, materials used, and overall craft and practices. Would you pay good money for this work and be proud to show it off to someone else?
When deciding on a homebuilder for your next dream home, we hope you’ll consider MH Akers. Check out our website and contact a member of our team today!