Learn The “Ins and Outs”, Prior To Buying Del Mar Custom Homes

Custom Home Builder Question Checklist


You’ll commonly hear that it’s a wise move to write down a list of questions for a potential custom home builder prior to selecting one to construct your dream home. But, what are some of the questions that are good to ask? Below is a list of some sample questions that are great starting points for any conversation with a custom home builder.

Experience
  • How many years have you been building custom homes?
  • What size custom homes do you typically build?
  • Have you had any experience building a home of this size before?
  • Are you a member of any industry associations or organizations?
  • Do you volunteer or actively participate with any community groups or organizations?
Reputation
  • What are your company’s strengths when it comes to building custom homes? What are your weaknesses?
  • May I have a list of references that I can call to see samples of your work?
  • Why should I choose you out of all the other custom home builders in our area?
  • Has your company received any awards, honors or made any significant achievements?
  • Has your company ever failed to complete a job? If so, why?
Relationships
  • How long have you worked with your subcontractors?
  • How do you handle communication between homeowners, and subcontractors?
  • How do you handle conflict amongst subcontractors or homeowners?
  • How often and through what means will I receive updates from you throughout the building process?
Procedures
  • Will you be on site during the construction of the home? How many hours do you typically spend each week supervising individual projects?
  • Do you have any architects/designers on staff? If not, do you have some you’d recommend?
  • Are you willing to look at the lot we are considering buying for our home and offer suggestions, opinions or recommendations?
  • Do you work with an interior/exterior designer? If not, is there one you’d recommend?
  • Do you have a formal building process that you use on all homes?
  • Do you provide a detailed schedule for each phase of the building process?
  • How will I know when selections should be made
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