It is a dream come true to build your own home. You get to design it all; from the floorplan to the intricate details. So it is important that it is done the right way and by the right person.

Unfortunately there are people out there who are either lazy or just dishonest. These home builders may do the work for less, but cut corners, resulting in more time and money being put into hiring another individual to correct the problem. When hiring a professional, there are a few things the homeowners can look for.

  • Do your research
  • Look up builder’s name
  • Look at other homes they have built
  • Check the Better Business Bureau for reviews
  • Ask for references
  • Do not feel pressured

When it is time to build your dream home, the first thing that should be done is to research builders by looking on internet and asking around for information on good, reliable builders in the area. This research will give the information needed for building that home. Next, once you think you have a builder picked out, look up their name. Look on google, social media, in a phone book, any place their name pops up. This will give you a lead to who they are and what kind of work they have done. Another great thing to do is look for other homes the builder has built or worked on previously. This can give you an idea of their quality of work. If you can, ask the homeowners questions like if the builder finished in time, or if he had any problems. Another great resource is The Better Business Bureau’s website. Another recommendation is asking the builder for references. This is a good way to ask others questions about the work that he does. Lastly, one big thing to remember is to not let the builder pressure you into hiring him or signing any paperwork. If you feel pressured into signing paperwork or into hiring him on the spot is a good indicator that something is not right.