When it comes to choosing potential custom home builder, it pays to do a bit of homework. If you’re thinking about building a custom home in Harrisonburg, we’ve got some tips on how to ensure you make an informed decision.
The best way to get recommendations is to connect with people who have found success on past projects and find out who they worked with. Herr & Co. has been building custom homes in the Shenandoah Valley for nearly three decades and we’ve got a long list of recommendations from our past clients.
Ask the Right Questions
Once you’ve got a few prospective builders lined up the next step is to ask important questions about their experience and process. This is how you can determine which custom home builder is going to be a right fit for your project. Some important points to hit on include:
- How long have you worked with your subcontractors? If your builder and subcontractors have experience together and a good working relationship, you’re sure to have a smoother and more organized process.
- How many other projects will you have going on at the same time? Making sure your custom home builder isn’t spread too thin is important, ask about their schedule and availability.
- Are past buyers satisfied? A custom home builder with a solid reputation and portfolio will be able to provide you with at least one or two previous clients to speak with.
Check out our previous post on custom home building for more questions.
Look For a Design Fit
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a custom home builder is whether the style of their past work fits your vision. Take time to examine your prospective builder’s portfolio and ask if there are any homes you can drive by or see in person.