Congrats! You’re taking the first step in building your brand new home. When it finally comes time to find the right custom home builder for you, it is easy not to know exactly where to start or what to ask. With the following steps, you can be on your way to making the best decision.
Know What You Want
Before you begin, determine all that you want in a custom home. Write down a list of the features you would like it to have, like how many rooms, what kinds of rooms, how many floors, what style it is, etc. Each home builder may have something a little different to offer to each future homeowner, so it is best to know as much as possible what you’re looking for.
Know What to Expect
There are excellent custom home builders, and there are not-as-excellent ones out there. Understand the process of designing and building a custom home so you will know what to expect. A custom home builder company may have architectural templates from which you can choose and alter according to your design wants and needs. You should expect to work closely with the company team and that they will educate and suggest to you what would make a sound structure. They will also have an after-construction plan in place, including inspections and a warranty.
Research Custom Home Builders
Once you have honed in on the criteria for the home of your dreams and know what a good custom home builder offers, you can go ahead and research companies in your area. Some likely serve specific counties, if you are looking in Maryland, but they may collaborate with you on a plot of land you have already chosen. Search their websites and reviews, and ask any family or friends who have a custom-built house who they might recommend.
After deciding on several promising contenders, reach out by phone or email to make a connection. This is the time to see how responsive they are; this may let you know how easy it is to contact them during a home building project.
Ask Good Questions
Lastly, after boiling down your choices to two or three candidates, you can then set up interviews. To know what would be good questions to ask, check out some examples here and here. Once you’re ready, it’s time to get started!
Let us be Your Trusted Maryland Home Builder
Are you ready to bring your dream home to life? Enlist the difference of Viking Custom Homes, Maryland’s trusted home builder of high-quality single-family homes for more than three decades. With over 30 years of experience and a reputation of excellence in over five Maryland counties, we offer the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance for your new home. If you are looking to build on one of our beautiful homesite offerings or on your own lot, we are eager to help you every step of the way towards building your dream home. Let us bring your dream to life by building a home where life unfolds! Contact us online or call today at 410-977-2188 to speak with a member of our trusted team. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.