So now you’ve selected a competent builder. But you may ask, “Do I have to like him? If he has a good reputation as a builder, does it really matter if I like him?”
Yes it matters. Do not sign a contract with a builder you do not like, trust, or respect. If you do, you could be headed for trouble.
Why? Because this is a long term relationship and a long term relationship with someone you do not like, trust, or respect can be challenging, frustrating, and more than disappointing. The planning stages of custom building a new home can last a number of months and actual construction can last anywhere from 6 months to well over a year depending on size and scope of work. Then to add to that, you have to consider the 1, 2, 10 year warranty time period.
A prospective homeowner may initially think that our pricing is higher than our competitor, but most often that’s because you didn’t have the opportunity to thoroughly compare the two proposals. We like to ask our homeowners why they chose us to build their home. Often the answer is trust. When challenges arise in your project and you have to call and ask questions, it is important to know that you will get a straight and honest answer.
During the construction process there will be times when your builder will be making some judgement calls. Many of these will be unknown to you, and that’s just part of the business. When it comes to your home, you’ll want to know that your builder will be making choices as if it is his own home. As if his own family’s safety depended on the choices he makes. Is this important? You bet!
If you would like a free consultation to see if Diamante Custom Homes is a good fit for you, give us a call 210-341-6430. Or if you are just browsing for now, drop us a line and one of the team will follow up with you promptly.