Building a home for your family can be a dream for almost everyone. As you have raised enough funds to build your dream home, the next thing you need to think about is who among the many house builders in Brisbane would you hire. The excitement of having your family to live in a house they can call their home must not lead you to a decision that will make you regret for the rest of your life.
Hiring a house builder in Brisbane or anywhere else must never be done in a rush. Taking as much time as you need to ensure that the builder you will hire is worth the wait and all the hard work you invested just to save up, is a must.
Failure to verify references
Face value is too deceiving and can be very dangerous if you trust it too easily. It does not mean that if they are good at speaking, they are equally reliable in their actions and work too. Even how confident they are in providing you with references, spending time calling each of the references is a must.
Some will take this off in their hiring process as it is time-consuming and they are not too confident calling and asking a stranger. But, by doing this, you are giving yourself a huge favour not just today but more in the future. The homeowners you will call will understand the need of calling them and asking for feedback.
Failure in getting the specifics
Do not get contented with the home builders claim that they are the best in Brisbane. You have to dig further and get specifics, like what do they specialise, their tenure in the industry, the number of people they have worked with the same requirements as yours, how much they require upfront and so on. Do not get too content too easily.
It is easy for them to say they are the best, but digging deeper can help you get more assurance.
Starting the project without a contract
Never start the project without a contract. Make sure that everything is written and signed by all parties involved. Do not get satisfied with a verbal agreement, even how good they are or how trustworthy they are in the home building industry.
The contract can protect you in many ways, before, during and more so after the project. Make sure that everything written on the contract is clear and concise. If you have any questions, make sure to raise it before signing the contract.
Make sure that information like the payment schedule, completion dates, cancellation policies, warranties, and guarantees, etc. are noted on the contract. It is best if the contract is drafted a week or more before the project starts, so you have enough time to read on it.
Do not get tempted with too good to be true deals
Be wary of too good to be true deals, like very long warranties, too cheap home building, too fast home building completion and so on. Although it is tempting, you have to make sure that the offer is true and not scam. The tight marketing competition of Brisbane builders made them give enticing offers to prospective clients, but needless to say, you have to do your homework and do thorough research before believing.