If you’re considering buying a new construction home in the Minneapolis MN area, it’s important to find the right builder to do the job. No matter what kind of home you’d like to get, you simply need to make sure you’re hiring a builder with knowledge, experience, and an overall good reputation. There are a few different things you can do to make sure you’re hiring the right new construction home builder to help you with building a home that is perfect for you and your family.
Choose How Involved You’d Like to Be
Before you even begin your search for a reputable builder, you’ll need to decide on your own involvement. Do you have a clear vision of what you want, or at least a lot of ideas you’d like to discuss with the builder, or would you rather leave it up to the professional to give you some choices and handle it all for you? While some people want to have a lot of involvement in the building process, other people prefer to leave the work up to an experience professional who can handle the decisions on the details.
You can choose to work with the builder from the very foundation or simply review their existing floor plans and models that they have already designed. If you like a specific design, the builder will get a better idea of what you’re looking for and specifically prefer in a home. Aside from the design, you’ll need to figure out what types of materials you want the builder to use.
Thankfully, at Tollberg Homes, we offer multiple floor plans within the Tollberg Homes division, and more custom home builder options through our Encore by Tollberg Homes division.
Do Your Research
Take some extra time to do more research to get more familiar with the home building process and the different styles of homes that may be built by different professionals. You can get a lot of ideas by viewing images on Pinterest or Home Builder Online. Along with doing some of your own research, you’ll need to meet with the builder to talk about the process and all the different steps that must be followed.
Deciding on a Floor Plan
Some people have preferences in mind already when it comes to the floor plans for their homes, but don’t have the time or desire to choose every little detail. In that case, there are builders with lots of floor plans to choose from, so it’s good to get a look at standard plans as well as more complex options that you may personally prefer. The best home builders have consultants on staff to help you determine which floor plan will best suit your lifestyle, while still giving you a limited number of options so you can still choose your styles and colors you want, but aren’t overwhelmed with having too many choices.
Understanding the Option of Spec Homes
Did you know some builders offering spec homes? These particular homes may be somewhat complete but just need to have a bit more work done to them. Spec homes are convenient because they’re readily available and that means you’d be able to move in at a faster pace instead of waiting several months or even years before moving in.
Getting Important Information About the Builder
It’s important to feel comfortable with the builder as you start the process, and it’s a great idea to have an in-person meeting for them to understand your needs. In this “interview” interview process, you’ll also ask specific questions to find out more about the kind of work these different builders would be able to do for you. You might even want to take a look at the builder’s portfolio to see some of the work he or she has completed over the past several years.
You’ll likely want to read online reviews and testimonials, or even contact customers who’ve had homes built by the builder. You could ask them about their experiences to see what they liked and didn’t like about the builder. If multiple people have had great experiences with a builder, you’ll likely have a good experience with that specific individual if you were to hire them. The goal is to check if those people like the homes that were built for them because you want to make sure you’re going to like the home that gets built for you and your family.
Check Out the Quality of the Homes
If you’re going to pass by some of the homes built by a builder, make sure you’re getting a good look. You want to see what types of materials were used and you want to view the quality of the work to make sure it’s up to your standards. You don’t want to hire a builder who skimps out on quality and doesn’t put all of his or her effort into the building process. After all, this is a property you may be planning to live in for many years to come and it’s for that reason you’ve got to make sure the right person is building it for you.
And for that reason, don’t ever feel shy in asking a lot of questions. What may seem trivial or not that big of a deal may yield an important answer.
Choose The Best Home Builder
Here at Tollberg Homes, we’re admittedly biased when it comes to Minnesota new construction home building. We’ve been building homes for nearly 20 years and have a lot of experience in helping Twin Cities families find their new home, and we always have your best interest in mind.
Not only do we build fantastic homes designed with close to two dozen floor plans as our guide in Tollberg Homes, but we also provide custom home building in the Minneapolis metro with our high-end custom home division, Encore by Tollberg Homes.
With both of our new home construction divisions, you’re sure to find the home of your dreams that’s “just right” for you and your family. Come and meet with us, and let’s explore your home building ideas and make them a reality.
Schedule your call with Tollberg Homes today at (763) 205-2037.