Working with a custom home builder is how some people go about building their own home. However, there are three primary ways to go about having your home built.
- Buy a ready-made house plan and take on the task of being the GC (General Contractor) as well as doing some of the work yourself. But who has time for that?
- Have a residential building designer or an architect design your dream home, then have contractors bid on building the home. The architect/ designer will can take on GC duties, or you are take on the responsibility of being the GC.
- Or, You can hire a custom home builder and take most of the hassle out building your new home.
As you can see, the easiest approach would simply be working with a custom home builder. But why? Does easy equate to the best choice? Not always. As a matter of fact, usually not. But this would just so happen to be the exception.
Here are the top 5 reasons for working with a custom home builder.
1. You Get the Whole Shebang
That’s right. When you hire a custom home builder, you’ll have direct access to everything you need, from architects to designers and contractors. A custom home builder has it all under one roof or within his or her professional network. It’s a fully managed experience, allowing you to rest easy knowing that your home is in good hands.
2. One-On-One Service
Instead of having to contract out each area of the building process to different contractors, you’ll have a single point of contact. This will simplify your entire experience. This is single handedly the best reason to be working with a custom home builder.
3. Simplified Communication
Since you are only going to be communicating with the one individual who is managing your new home build, communicating your needs, preferences or concerns will be simplified. This alone cuts out 98% of the hassle typically associated with building a new home.
4. It’s Time Saving
Another big one here, it’ll save you time. It can be outrageously time-consuming dealing with multiple contractors, sub-contractors, architects and designers. Dealing with only one company that handles it all can rid you of those endless hours of dealing with phone call after phone call and meetings.
5. Overall Quality
When you are able to take all these separate components and unify them, simplifying communication, dealing with one individual, all while saving time – you will end up with a better-quality home. Plain and simple.