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How to Select a Contractor for Your Dream Home

April 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

If you're reading this article then you have recently decided to embark on the exciting adventure of building your dream home. Making this initial decision is not easy but the next task on your list is just as difficult if not more so. In order for your new project to not only take off without a hitch but provide you with the finished product you're imaging you need to hire the perfect contractor. Choosing a contractor for such a big project can be a daunting task but we are here to help guide you through the process and hopefully help you spot the best contract out of the bunch without hesitation! Below we've listed some important attributes to look for in your perspective contractor.

• Everyone today immediately heads to the internet to complete their initial search for just about anything and this includes contractors. The best and most professional contractors, even the smallest contractors today have their own websites. On these sites you should not only find pictures of their projects but addresses as well allowing you to see them in person and confirm their pictures are real. A general search for contractors in your area should provide at least 10, no matter where you live!

• Asking around! This is the second most popular search method when finding a contractor. Even if you personally don't know someone who has built a new home your friends or family members likely do. Find out what they thought of a particular contractor the good and bad aspects so you can get a fuller picture of each company. Personal experience can really help you back up your own initial opinion and find out how they actually work and their schedules, their production time, etc.

• By this point in the process you likely have a short list of the contracting companies you are interested in. From here it is time to call each one of them and get a quote. This aspect of the decision making process allows you to get rid of the contractors whose quote you simply can't afford and focus on the contractors left who offered you reasonable quotes within your price range. Keep in mind here that you may love one contractor in particular but if their quote is too high it is never worth that much debt and anxiety to build a dream home.

• Lastly and most importantly you want to thoroughly check out the contractors you have narrowed down to your top choices. You will want to find out they are properly licensed and certified. Feel free to come right out and ask for proof of this, there is nothing wrong with this, especially when you are planning on putting your plans and dreams in their hands. By having builders on your property who are not certified or insured can create the potential for major problems, liability problems you want to avoid at all costs.

Take these suggestions and start searching for your contractor today! Good luck with your adventure.

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