Buying a house is already a big decision, but when you’re choosing to build that home from scratch with the assistance of a home builder, there are even more variables to consider. In many cases, your home only exists on paper, and you have to trust that your chosen builder will know how to execute the plans properly and on schedule. The last thing you want to do is sell your current house, and then realize that for one reason or another, the luxury home you’ve been waiting for isn’t ready because of a bad decision on the part of the builder.

Carr Homes is dedicated to being the most trusted house builder in Fairfax, so we wanted to share a list of questions that any building contractor should be able to answer to your satisfaction.

“How many homes have you built in the Fairfax, Virginia area?”

Each region has its own specific needs and concerns. A home builder from Colorado might not necessarily be the best choice in Virginia. The number of homes also indicates overall experience and expertise.

“Can I have the contact information for a few recent buyers or occupants of your homes?”

A top quality builder will have no problem having you get first-hand testimonials from past customers.

“How many features or areas of the home can be customized to my preferences?”

Customization is a major advantage of building a home, and there should be ample opportunities for you to get it just the way you like it.

“How often (and when) will I have access to the home during the building process?”

Prospective homeowners are excited and want to be able to monitor the progress of their house. Contractors that don’t allow or try to restrict access to the home during the building process can be very frustrating.

Armed with these questions, you can be better prepared to choose the right home builder. Happy house hunting!