When it comes time to begin the search for a custom home builder, you want to be sure you settle for nothing short of the very best. As the saying goes, your home is your castle and its an investment you will live in for many, many years. When deciding on new home builders, you should be picky and choose the best for you and your family. There are several factors to consider when choosing a custom home builder, including:

  • Communication
  • Warranty and service
  • Reputation
  • Design style
  • Build quality

What Makes a Great Home Builder?

  1. Communication

Proper communication is key to a successful relationship with any custom home builder. You want to be able to ask questions and get responses in a timely manner. A home builder who takes too long to respond to you may just cause frustration during the building process, and afterward. A quality custom home builder is also willing to answer any questions you may have, no matter how silly. Those who try to rush you or refuse to answer questions should be avoided.

  1. Warranty and Service

A quality new home builder will stand behind their work by offering a warranty on the home. For instance, at Passage Island Construction, we provide our clients with a one-year builder warranty and a 2-10 warranty for their peace of mind. The 2-10 warranty is a two-year home buyer’s systems warranty (covering electrical, HVAC, and plumbing) and a ten-year structural warranty. While our homes rarely ever need to have these warranties applied, we provide them to ensure that you can rest at ease. A home builder who does not offer warranties may not feel confident in the quality of their work.

  1. Reputation

Choosing a custom home builder with a great reputation and testimonials means that others have been happy with their results. You should look over the testimonials of a home builder, tour their models and reach out to previous home buyers. If you are happy with what you see and current and past owners are happy with their purchase and decision, you’ll know you have found a high-quality new home builder. Also, stay on the lookout for real estate listings that mention your builder, as this means the builder has a positive reputation and is a selling point for the home.

  1. Design Style

The design style of your builder needs to reflect your personality and how you want your home to look.  Take a look at the builders custom home designs and make sure it matches your style. If you are looking for a more family-style house, a home builder with custom home designs that are all modern may not be able to give you exactly what you have your heart set on.

  1. Build Quality

You should tour model homes and drive through communities that your prospective custom home builder has worked on. Look for signs of quality within the construction, including the exterior foundations and the interior, such as cabinets, trim work, and even plumbing. Make sure to take a look at the homes that are currently under construction too. Does everything look like its being put together professionally and is the work area clean and organized?

Schedule a Tour of Our Communities

At Passage Island Construction, we are transparent in our business with clients. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in choosing us as your custom home builder. We encourage you to meet with us, tour our communities and ask about our reference. Schedule a meeting by calling us today at 772-388-8863.

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