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5 Essential Questions to Ask When Building a New Home

5 Essential Questions to Ask When Building a New Home

If you’re committed to having a custom built home, you’re bound to have some questions before the project begins. With everything that goes into the project, though, it’s easy to forget about asking the important questions. Perhaps you don’t even know where to begin, but know that you should be asking something. Be sure you don’t forget to ask the following 5 important questions when you talk to your custom home builder.    

What will the home building schedule look like? 

It’s important you know the estimated length of your custom home project before it begins. Having a start and end date is fine, but you’ll want more information than this. A detailed timeline showing when certain parts of the home will be completed is helpful and will allow you to see if your home is set to be finished on schedule. 

How will we be contacting each other?

This is something that should be established at the beginning of a project. It’s important that you learn what your builder’s preferred method of communication is and how often they will be in touch with you. If their contact method is one that doesn’t work for you, come to a consensus on a different way of communication that you can both agree on.      

How will I reach you in the case of an emergency? 

Mishaps occur, which is why it’s important that you will be able to reach your builder if an emergency with your home should arise. It’s also important that they express the fact that they will be there for you should something happen — this shows they’re invested in the project and care about you and your home’s successful completion. Be sure to exchange phone numbers so you’ll be able to reach each other in time sensitive and unexpected situations.    

What is a concern, if any, about my custom home plan?     

Builders most likely have at least one concern about your custom home plan. It’s rare that everything goes exactly as planned when it comes to a project beginning from the ground up. Discussing things that have the potential to be a problem will help with the home building process later on. You’ll be prepared for something that could have the potential to blindside. Knowing about the concerns early on will allow you to brainstorm backup plans and will also reduce stress if unexpected changes do occur. 

Who will be here on a daily basis?

If you’d like to check up on how the building process is going (and of course you will want to) it’s important to know who will be on site every day. This is an individual you’ll be in contact with when it comes to visiting and staying up to date with the project’s day to day progress.  

Holmes by Design in Murfreesboro, TN    

When you choose to have a custom home built by Holmes by Design, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We encourage you to ask us any questions you may have about your project. We do our best to make sure the custom home building process goes smoothly from start to finish.