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4 Steps Before Meeting with Your Custom Home Builder

Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 3:21PM

4 Steps Before Meeting with Your Custom Home Builder

You’ve likely heard the cliché “new year, new you” more than a few times already this year. But what about your living arrangements? As people flock to gyms striving to get in shape and sign up to diet plans with the intent of eating better in 2019, it’s important to realize that where you live plays a major role in your overall well-being.

Psychologists assert that how you view your living space (and how comfortable you are in your home and neighborhood) makes a powerful impact on emotional and mental health. That’s why it’s essential to find accommodations that match your unique desires and requirements, and complement your values and ambitions.  

Thankfully, there’s a simple and straight-forward way to accomplish all of those goals this year. Read on to discover how building a new custom home could be a life-changing experience, and how you can get started with the process today.

1) Know Your Wants and Needs

Maybe you’ve always wanted a flex room/multi-purpose space where you can exercise, accommodate guests, work or study, and accomplish all the tasks you’ve set out for yourself. Perhaps you’re never more at home than when you’re cooking or baking up a storm in the kitchen. Or, you might seek a relaxing outdoor space where you can unwind after a long day, and reconnect with nature.

Bring all your “must haves” to a meeting with your home builder. This sets the stage for what will eventually become the high-quality custom home you’ve always dreamed about.

2) Collect Documentation

It’s a good idea to have at least a basic framework of long-term plans for your custom home, including financial considerations. In addition, any other material you can provide helps your custom home builders get on the same page with the vision for your future residence. So, those interesting Pinterest items you’ve been browsing (along with other images and ideas) are certainly relevant during this stage.

In addition, if you have floorplans you’ve been considering or other essential inclusions for your custom home, this is an ideal moment to bring up and present your thoughts and ideas.

3) Prepare Your Questions

As you perform research, it’s wise to think of specific questions for your home builder. Don’t be afraid or hesitant to present these topics or share your concepts. This is the only way to ensure that everyone is on the same page, and shares a unified vision for your custom home.

Popular questions include:

  1. How long have you been in business? How many homes have you built during that time?
  2. How are you different from other builders? Have you won awards or received major accolades? Do you have customer testimonials?
  3. Who will oversee my custom home construction? Who is the point of contact?

You’ll likely have your own specific questions to ask. It will also be helpful if you can provide answers and personal preference details to your builder. That includes information concerning:

  • what you most like/dislike about your current residence
  • desired rooms and living space
  • preferred activities and “must haves”
  • budget, timeframe, and other details
  • building/design preferences (green elements, energy-efficiency)

Any information or insight you can provide during the first meeting with your builder will help ensure the accuracy and efficiency of your custom home building project.

4) Find the Very Best Builder Around  

Contrary to popular belief, not all builders are created equal. That’s why you shouldn’t just choose any company that pops up in your web search. Instead, it’s best to select an outlet with a proven track record of success. You want and deserve a builder who uses only the highest quality materials and provides an outstanding customer experience every time.

For more than 25 years, we’ve exceeded the expectations of countless Central Florida residents just like you by crafting outstanding custom homes in some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the area. Our clients consistently comment on the stylish and elegant residences we’re able to create.

We pride ourselves on active listening to your wants and needs, personalized care, and an ongoing commitment to community beautification and involvement. That customer-focused attention-to-detail has earned us a solid reputation as one of the very best home builders in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and throughout the region. Contact us today with all your questions, and to witness the Platinum Difference in action.

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