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03 Jun

Tips for a Seamless Homebuilding Process

Tips for a Seamless Homebuilding Process

The process of building a home can be the most rewarding and exciting time in someone’s life. Building, as opposed to buying, allows clients the unique opportunity to customize and personalize every space, allowing them to handpick details that match their needs and lifestyles.

However, the horror and stress stories surrounding the whole process can seem like something of nightmares and can be a deterrent for many potential homebuyers. Choosing a reputable and experienced builder can alleviate some of these concerns and headaches and make the road to the perfect home much smoother.

Here are five tips for enjoying the homebuilding process.

  1. Choose the right builder: The most stressful experience while building a home can be working with the wrong builder. A great home builder will manage the process while communicating to keep all involved parties on the same page. This means overseeing contracts, budgets and timelines, and communicating and handling any complications that may arise. A great way to find the perfect builder is by investigating reviews from former clients and researching the desired type of home.
  2. Be involved: Even though a great builder will cover all the bases, the process and final product are individual and unique to each client. Set expectations for updates, schedule a walk-through and have regular meetings to stay on the same page. Ask, how often will there be updates on the progress? Who is sending updates and meeting to discuss next steps? Can clients visit the construction site?
  3. Understand and set a budget: All of the possible features to choose from in a home can be exciting but staying on budget is one of the most important aspects of building a home. Finding a professional and trustworthy builder is the best way to stay on track with budget. Make sure it is realistic and leaves some room for error. Add-ons and pricey new features can add up quickly, so ask for a list of features and prioritize upgrades. Be aware of main concerns and talk through compromises, such as more expensive kitchen countertops and less expensive flooring. Before making any decisions, ask for details in writing about available features.
  4. Allow for time to plan and think ahead: It can be easy to want to jump into the process without sitting down and thoroughly thinking everything through. Avoid making changes and new decisions in the middle of the process as it will likely mess with the budget. Allow the builder to do its job but still give input while the house is in the design stage. Once it is perfect and revised, start building!
  5. Communicate and speak up: Be involved. Ask questions. Don’t assume. Talk to the builder, its team and the designer if any questions arise. This is a unique process, so let them know of any thoughts and concerns.

At the end of the road is a dream home. The process can feel long and stressful at times but follow these tips for a more enjoyable and smooth homebuilding experience.

Explore more about the homebuilding process from SR Homes by visiting www.SRHomes.com.

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