Things to Spot Before Hiring a Good Builder
Have you ever been disappointed before because of a late person in a meeting? Have you been fooled before of someone’s work quality? These things are inevitable stuff. We can’t always be sure that the person we are committing with something is true, but we can spot signs that can tell us if we have made the right choice – just like with your builder.
Finding a good builder to do the job can sometimes be exhausting. There was a pool of builders out there saying that they are greater than the others. But how can you really be sure that you are not going to waste time and money on the builder you will choose?
Here are some tips.
1. Does he arrive on time?
Punctuality is a good virtue. Being in time on a meeting or on a job shows a builder’s respect and dedication on it. Thus, a builder showing up on time at your doorstep is most likely to finish the work even before the deadline.
This might be a small thing for others, but one good sign your builder will be dedicated is if he arrives on time. If the builder you are dealing with keeps on being late with lame excuses, then try to find someone else.
2. Does he remove his shoes before entering your house?
On-site, builders are not fond of removing their safety shoes. So when it comes to residential projects, some builders bring that attitude in. Some would not consider the difference of the site from your house.
So, if you see a builder removing his shoes without you telling him; it is another sign that he practices the virtue of RESPECT. It means he knows the difference between this project and that your house is a home, not a construction site.
3. Does he give realistic expectations?
Honesty is the best policy, right? A builder being honest with your expectations, budget, and ideas is a good choice. Don’t be mad if he disagrees with your unrealistic ideas, especially if it really is. He just don’t want you to expect something that is impossible.
4. Does he have good recommendations from others?
Do you know the line “Respect is earned”? That is true. A builder with a bad reputation will not have any many recommendations from past clients. But, the first thing you need to do is to ask if one of your friends know the builder. In this way, you can limit the time you spend looking for a good builder.
5. Does the builder have a good online presence?
This means looking for a builder with a brand. A builder who invest in improving his business reputation will have calling cards, a website, and building tools. If the builder invests in good quality tools and equipment, you can rest assured that he can deliver a great job.
6. Is he a man of ideas?
No one wants to work with someone who has to be instructed with every single detail. So if the builder doesn’t share any of his ideas, then he may not the right pick.
Look for a builder who tries to exchange ideas with you and doesn’t stay inside the box. Unless, you want someone who you can simply dictate.
7. How busy is the builder?
A builder with a good reputation is sure to be popular. Thus, he will most likely have client’s all lined up. Just be a bit patient, because this is a good sign that you have found the right builder.
But that doesn’t mean that he is too busy otherwise your project may be delayed. So, it is better to take time and sit with them to discuss their timeline of deliverables and if youre project can be squeezed into their schedule. Hopefully these seven tips and signs to spot a good builder has helped you.
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