How Can I Compare Builders?

Your new favorite video! Before you fall in love with a model home and neighborhood visuals compare builders with these questions.

  1. How many homes have you built, over how many years?
  2. Can you give me references from prior buyers?
  3. Are you licensed and insured?
  4. What home plans are offered in this project?
  5. Who will oversee construction of my home?
  6. How and when can I make changes and upgrades during construction?
  7. How long will my home take to complete?
  8. What is your process for inspection during construction?
  9. What type of warranty do you offer? and finally
  10. How and when would my final price be determined?

Compare the answers from different builders to help balance the emotional decision with practical, rational facts. If something is particularly important ask to get it in writing. And use the advice from your agent or new-home cobroker.