The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your New Home Builder

Building a home from the ground up can be an incredibly exciting process, but it's important to do your homework. Each home builder will have their own strengths, talents, and options to offer homebuyers. So how should you go about choosing the home builder that's best for your family's goals and budget?

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right team for your needs. Here are some of the top questions to think about before making the final decision and breaking ground!

Do They Have A Strong Reputation?

A home builder's reputation is the most important consideration. After all, you'll be entrusting them with one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. As you compare companies, ask them questions like:

  • How long has the company been in business?
  • How many homes have they built?
  • Do they have a good relationship with suppliers and subcontractors?
  • What do past clients have to say about their experience working with them?
  • Do they have great reviews and testimonials?

These questions will give you a sense of the home builder's track record. A good reputation means you’ll be in good hands from start to finish.

How Well Do They Communicate?

One of the most important aspects of any construction project is communication. There is a lot of coordination that needs to take place between the homebuyers, the home builder, and all the various subcontractors. 

If there is a breakdown in communication at any point, it can lead to costly delays and frustration for everyone involved.

Experienced home builders should have a system in place for regular communication:

  • Are they quick to respond to emails and phone calls?
  • Are they transparent about how their process should run?
  • Will they keep you updated on the progress of your new home?
  • What sort of inspections or walkthroughs can you expect during each phase of construction?

You deserve to be kept in the loop every step of the way, so make sure you feel good about their communication style.

To What Extent Can You Personalize Your Home?

One of the best things about building a new home is that you can personalize it to your exact specifications. From the flooring to the finishes, you’re in control to make it your own.  

Some home builders offer more customization options than others. Before diving in, know how much say you'll have in the final product.

Will you have access to a design studio full of options and upgrades? Or will you be limited to a few pre-determined finishes?

Think about the things that are important to you and your family. Do you want a home that feels truly unique, or are you happy having a home that looks just like your neighbors' house? 

Neither option is wrong, it just depends on what's important to you.

What Kind of Warranty and Support Do They Offer?

Even the best home builders will occasionally run into problems — it's inevitable with any construction project. So once the keys are in your hand, the team you hired should still be easy to access. If things go wrong, you'll want to know that you're backed by a solid warranty and support services.

The most dedicated team won't just wait for your call. They will continue to follow up, making sure your maintenance is on track and your experience has been exceptional.

McKee Homes checks all these boxes and more! Our goal is to give North Carolina homebuyers the best homebuilding experience possible. We want you to be thrilled with your home, not just when you first move in, but for years to come!

We’re happy to answer all your questions about building a new home with our team. Contact us now to see if McKee Homes is the right fit for you!

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