If you are considering building a new custom home, it is important to play an active role in the home design, home planning and home building of your home to make sure that your dream is realized. Remember, this is your new home, so who better to know exactly what you want and envision than you. When choosing a home builder, it is important to find one that communicates and allows you to play an active role in the design and building of your home.

Importance of talking to your home builder

Building a custom home has many, complicated layers from concept to final finishings. Each step along the way will come with many design options, decor options, and possibly unexpected barriers. When these options arrive, as the owner of this building, you want to be able to choose options and solutions that align with your vision and what you want.

How to Communicate with your home builder

Setting up early lines of communication are an essential part of playing an active role. There should be an initial consultation which allows for any questions that you may have to be answered and fully addressed.

You will want to discuss when appropriate times to reach out for communication are. If you work and are unable to talk between 9 and 5, it is important you communicate this with your builder to allow them to make arrangements to contact you at other times.

You should also discuss with your builder what your preferred method of communication is. Do you want to be called, or is email or text message a better option to reach you? Often, by communicating in your preferred method, there will be a more open line of communication, allowing you to play a more active role in the design of your home.

It is also important to make sure that both you and the builder acknowledge receiving a questions or communication, even if you need some time to think on it. Your builder does not want to be sitting around, waiting for that essential reply, just as you don’t want to be kept waiting on any questions or concerns you may have.

Your home builder should work hard to make sure the final product is what you wanted and envisioned. By communicating clearly and playing an active role, your dream can be better realized.


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