Questions to Ask your Custom Home Builder

When it comes to building your dream home, there’s no room for compromise. Turning a dream home into a reality is an exciting experience allowing for the home’s design, layout and finishes to reflect you and your lifestyle. Prior to building your dream home, it’s important to align yourself with a trusted homebuilder to help guide you through the decision-making process.

Finding a luxury custom homebuilder who can deliver your dream without compromising on quality and craftsmanship is key. As you embark on your custom home journey, ask these questions to help you make informed decisions in choosing a custom builder, determining your timeline, and understanding the costs involved.

When is the best time to build?

A custom home builder is an invaluable resource for those looking to build a new custom home. With their expertise and experience in the industry, they can provide insight on construction timelines and building schedules, helping you manage expectations and make decisions regarding your future home.

Your homebuilder knows that the current market conditions have stabilized demand for homes, allowing them to provide more personalized attention and resources to each individual customer. This means they are best suited to understand how to design a luxury home within your desired budget, regardless of interest rates or other factors that might be seen as limiting. Furthermore, they can ensure that the entire construction timeline is established with realistic goals.

What is the reputation of the builder?

When choosing a luxury home builder, it’s important to do your due diligence and make sure you’re working with a company that has a tenured history and a reputable reputation. Reviews, referrals, and references are all great ways to gain an understanding of the quality of work they provide and their willingness to go above and beyond for satisfied customers.

AR Homes® has 40 years’ experience and has consistently ranked in the top 10 percent in customer satisfaction among all builders, according to Avid Ratings. Plus, AR Homes® and its network of builders have received awards from the National Association of Home Builders for their designs.  

What is the pricing structure?

One of the most fluid aspects of the custom homebuilding process is determining the final costs of the home. Most custom home builders will use a general allowance dollar amount for many or even all the features of the homes.

Look for a home builder with transparent pricing. With AR Homes®, the homeowner is provided with a full line-by-line breakdown of cost including items in the home such as cabinetry, countertops, and flooring. This takes the guess work out of the home’s final pricing.  

When it comes time to build your dream home, you want the experience to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. That’s why finding the right builder is so important – they should have extensive knowledge of the entire building process, as well as a passion for creating dreams come true. Look for a builder who will provide transparency throughout the custom homebuilding journey, answering all questions candidly and keeping you informed every step of the way.

AR Homes® builders pride themselves on customer satisfaction, quality craftsmanship and local expertise. Find a local builder to begin your custom home journey with AR Homes® today.