How to Find Reputable Home Builders in Your Area
If you have a home building or renovation project that you need professional help with, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work researching. Finding a home builder won’t be difficult, as there are many contractors out there, ready to take on your project. Unfortunately, not all building companies are up to the same standard and one wrong move during the decision making process can equate to mounds of wasted time and money later on. The important thing is that you know where to look to find quality home building companies. Here are some tips for how to find reputable general contractors in your area:
Word of mouth. The best way to find a building firm you can rely on is to ask the people you know for their recommendations. You should approach friends and family members who have recently hired a house builder contractor for their own home building or renovation project. Ask them about their experiences with the builders they used. Be sure to ask how the building company performed, especially if they finished on schedule and more importantly, did they stick they to the financial budget?
Real estate agents. No matter where you live, you can be sure to find a multitude of real estate people in your area. Some of those realtors specialise in new construction, and you can bet that these sales people know the names of at least two or three top-notch new home builders. Search the web, or browse through your local phonebook listings, to find local real estate brokerages and realtors that may be able to help you compile a list of prospective general contractors for your project.
Master Builders Association. Any reputable builder will be listed with the Master Builders Association. Call the builders’ association local office to speak with someone about acquiring a list of qualified, currently licensed house building companies in the Auckland area. Additionally, the builders’ association will be able to refer you to building firms who specialise in your type of construction project.
- Search the web to find home builders in your area. In addition to business names and phones numbers, the web also provides you with a number of valuable resources when it comes to researching building companies. Read customer reviews and look for testimonials. Some might even have video references too. All this information, right from the comfort of home without even having to pick up a phone.