5 Questions to Ask a Home Builder

To find the right home builder you need to ask the right questions. If it’s your first time working with a home builder, it’s hard to know what criteria are important and what questions to ask. No matter if it’s your first or third time building a custom home, you should ask the following questions anytime you work with a home builder you’ve never worked with before.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

Experience is incredibly important in the home building industry. There’s plenty of room for error if a builder hasn’t been around long enough to know better. Perry Hood Properties has been building homes in the Tulsa area since 1981, and our experience is unmatched.

Can I See Your Portfolio?

Home builders might specialize in a certain style of home. If this is the case, make sure the style of homes they commonly build matches your desired style of home. If you’re looking for an ultra-sleek modern home, and the builder primarily builds rustic farmhouse homes they might not be the best fit.

How Many Options Do I Get? 

Building a custom home isn’t much fun if you can’t make the home very custom. Different home builders will give you different levels of customization. Some might only let you pick the paint color and cabinets, but others will let you design a custom floor plan.

Which Subcontractors Do You Work With?

If a home builder doesn’t do all the construction with an in-house team, ask which sub-contractors they use to build the home. Since these subcontractors will have a large impact on the overall quality of the home construction, you’ll want to make sure all the subcontractors are up to par.

Do You Have Good Customer Ratings?

Ask to see some testimonials from previous customers and see what they thought of the experience. You’ll obviously want to see how they like living in the home, but it’s also a good idea to see how they enjoyed the building process. There are a lot of moving parts when building a home, and the home builder needs to facilitate a smooth building process for the homeowner.