When it comes time to build your dream home in the Poconos, choosing the right builder is a crucial step. Homeowners often comment that the builder you choose is every bit as important as the floor plan you choose, or the location you select.
That means finding the right custom homebuilder is far too important a task to leave to chance. So what are some of the things to consider when choosing the builder for your custom Poconos home?
- Experience and Expertise: When you’re building a custom home you want it done right and you want it to last. It’s not the kind of endeavor you want to entrust to someone who has never done a project like yours before. You want a builder with years of experience who can proudly point you in the direction of other projects he’s built. We’ve been building custom homes in the Poconos region for more than 36 years. We know what’s involved and we also have the professional relationships in the area to ensure that your home will be finished right—just the way you envisioned it.
- A Custom Home is Different: Not every builder is accustomed to building custom homes. There is a difference. A good custom builder will listen to what you want and then make adjustments to the plan in order to deliver what you asked for. That’s what custom building is all about. It means making sure you get the design and features that fit your specific lifestyle. It means starting with a good design plan but then being flexible enough to make sure that plan fits your needs. Here’s a post that discusses in greater detail the importance of having a flexible builder.
- Consider What Past Clients Say: It’s one thing to look at homes that a builder has completed, but it’s something else altogether to go through the process with a builder. You’ll want to know what it’s like to work with a builder and to interact with that builder throughout the building process. That requires a bit more than simply reading the glowing testimonials that every builder posts on their website. You’ll want to dig a little deeper and actually talk to some people. Here’s a helpful post that highlights 10 questions to ask former clients to get the real story on what their builder relationship was really like.
- Look at Locations: Some builders will only work on projects in very specific areas. If that’s not where you want to build, you’re out of luck. We build in a variety of different communities throughout the Poconos. Here are some of the communities where we’re currently building. Or we can build on your lot if you prefer. It's up to you!
Not all builders are the same. Make sure you select a builder who will listen to your ideas and walk you through the decisions you have to make. But also make sure you’ve got a builder who understands how to build a truly custom home and has the experience and expertise to make it an enjoyable and rewarding process for you.