Building a home in the Long Island area is a big decision. Putting your trust into a custom home builder to make your dreams come true within budget is a mix of excitement and anxiety.

Choosing the right custom home builder will take a lot of the stress away and keep your journey running smoothly. We are offering insight on how to find the best custom home builder for you and what to expect throughout the process.

How to Find a Custom Home Builder

Decide what type of home you want to build

Before creating a list of builders consider the type of home you want to build. Modular home builders carry a certain expertise 

Create a list of possible builders

The Internet and your local home builders’ association will be great resources for creating a list of builders with expertise in custom homes. Local real estate agents and your personal network can also be great resources to helping you in your search.

Check builders home budgets and locations

Often times builders focus on certain price ranges and locations for building. You can further filter your list of builders based on your home budget and location criteria.  

Interview a shortlist of builders

Once you narrow down your list, talk to each builder to get a feel for their expertise and style of communication. Some might have the expertise as modular home builders, others may not. What is important to you? Be prepared with a list of questions to ask home builders to better understand how they work and what they offer within their pricing.

Visit their homes & clients

A good home builder should be open to showing you their past work and allowing you to interview previous clients. Ask homeowners about their feelings about the process, both positive and negative. When visiting homes, make note of what you like and don’t like.

What to Expect From Your Custom Homes Builder

Separating great from mediocre custom home builders isn’t hard. A great custom home builder will guide you through each step of the journey with ease. You should expect timely communication and be confident in the quality of your home. The process will look something like this:

1. Pre-Construction

Perhaps you’ve found your home or maybe you need help in this space. A custom home builder can help you navigate the best location to fit your needs. Expect your builder will get all building permits in place, ensure proper zoning, and making sure the lot is up to code.

2. Design

The beauty of a custom home is you can provide the floor plan or have them do this. Working alongside your builder you can select most details of the home and make sure the floor plan works around your requirements and even the current landscape. Your builder should be able to align you with architects, interior designers, and landscapers if needed. 

3. Building 

Construction has finally begun! Your custom homes builder will handle everything, including managing sub-contractors if needed. A great custom home builder will make sure everything is up to code and keep you aware of any setbacks.

4. After Construction

The moment of truth. The builders have left, but what’s next? A great custom home builder should handle all aspects of the final inspections and clean the site. After handing you the keys to your new home, expect to do a walkthrough, fix any issues and often a warranty is included so communication lines should remain open.

You Deserve the Best

You are spending a lot of money to make the home of your dreams. Your custom home builder should understand that. At Prestige Custom Homes we pride ourselves on making an enjoyable experience for our clients and making the home of their dreams a reality. Contact us to discuss your dream home.