5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Builder

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Builder


Choosing the right home builder is one of the most important decisions you will make during the home buying process! This is a big time in your life so it’s crucial to pick the builder that best suits the needs of you and your family. Here are the top things you need to consider in order to find the home builder that is right for you.

Level of Customization

When it comes to design customization, home builders are generally broken down into two categories – production builders and custom builders. Luckily, the difference between the two is pretty simple. Production builders have a variety of preselected home designs for home buyers to choose from and allow the buyer to customize their home in several respects. Custom builders have the opportunity for clients to create a fully customized home.

This is not to say that production builders can’t give you the specific dream home you’ve been thinking about. In fact, SkyHomes is known to have so many ways to customize your build! You will also find that having a specific layout to start from is extremely helpful during this important process. In the end, we highly recommend looking into the level of customization available from prospective builders to see what they can provide for you.  

Focus on Quality

To determine the level of quality in a builder, it is a good idea to tour a home constructed by the builder you are considering. Most will have a decorated model home that is open to the public or have one that was previously constructed which you can tour by appointment. While touring the building look for signs of quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. As a tip, be sure to check out the products that are within the home. Are they reputable brands known for their quality?

Do They Have Experience?


Experience is a big factor when it comes to home builders! You will want to look through the builder’s portfolio and do a quick search to see how long they’ve been in business. Sometimes new builders are unable to complete homes based on the projected expectations they’ve made with the client and some are even known to be unable to complete a project at all. You can rest easier knowing that builders with a good reputation have earned it through years of diligent work, and the homeowners they worked with will let you know just how good they are.

Do Your Research

Sometimes narrowing your search for a builder can be a bit overwhelming at first. As a tip, we recommend searching based on your future home’s location. You know the general area you want to live in, so it makes sense to go for builders who work there! Once you’ve narrowed that down, you can browse for builder portfolios and past floor plans. Also, as we said above, it is always good to check out the builder’s reputation from past buyers through references and referrals. These recommendations are a great way to learn about local builders.

Never Worry About Asking Questions

This may be the first time you’ve decided to have a newly built home, and no one enjoys looking like they are uneducated. However, building a new home is a huge investment of both your money and time! A good builder is not only willing to answer what you may think is the most “ridiculous” questions but will encourage you to ask them as well. Feel free to conduct an interview so that you feel comfortable knowing what’s going on.

Your new home should be everything you dreamt it could be, so you’ll want to choose a home builder you can trust. By following these tips we’re sure you will find a builder that will help you get everything you need and help you through this process. With over 40 years of experience, we at SkyHomes have the knowledge, craftsmanship, and staff to walk you through anything you could want. Do you have any more questions? We look forward to hearing from you!

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