According to at least one survey, 40% of Americans agree that buying a home is the most stressful event in modern life. When you go through the process of building that home before you move in, the stress can multiply. Fortunately, the luxury home builder you hire for the job can make all the difference in your experience.
If you want a build a luxury custom home with less stress, it’s important to be thoughtful about choosing a builder for your project. Continue reading to learn about the most important factors to consider when deciding which luxury home builder to hire.
The best way to get a sense of what it’s like to work with a particular builder is to learn about their reputation with past clients. When searching for a builder for your project, the internet is a good place to start. Research local luxury builders to see what kind of feedback their clients have. You can do this by reading testimonials on a builder’s website, or looking on the company’s social media pages for even more reviews.
Here at Rufty Homes, our reputation means the world to us. Simply put, if our clients aren’t happy, then we’re not doing our job and we’ll do everything in our power to make things right.
It’s also important that the builder you choose has a great reputation with subcontractors in the community. A great builder knows how to treat subcontractors right, making connections that span across multiple projects.
Beyond reputation, you also need to get a sense of the kind of work a builder can do before you decide to hire them for your project. The easiest way to do that is to look through their portfolio of work.
As you look through photos from past projects, take note of the features that stand out to you. Have they built homes that have features you’re interested in? Is there anything you notice in the photos that you do or don’t particularly like? If you find examples that you love, be sure to reference them when meeting with the builder to help them get a better sense of what you’re looking for in your own build.
Also, keep in mind that luxury custom homes are unique to individual homeowners. When a builder has a very diverse portfolio of different styles, it’s usually a good indication that they can listen to a customer’s unique wants and bring them to life.
When you first start talking to a potential builder, pay attention to how they communicate with you. Do they respond to your questions promptly? Do they ask for clarification when needed? Do you make an effort to reach out to you?
How a custom builder communicates with you before you hire them will give you a good idea of how they’ll communicate with you during your project. Look for a builder that communicates with honesty and transparency to give you the best possible building experience.
Here at Rufty Homes, we pride ourselves on our stellar communication skills. We never want you to feel like you’re going through the build process on your own, so we go above and beyond to talk you through each step and answer any questions you may have along the way.
Finally, you’ll want to choose a luxury home builder that puts an emphasis on using high-quality materials. Building a luxury home is no small investment in time or money and it should be done the right way. This starts with using high-quality materials, from tile and cabinetry all the way down to the nails used in the framing of your home.
Before making your decision on who to hire, talk to potential builders about the quality of the products they use. Any knowledgeable builder will be happy to talk to you about the materials they use and why to help you get a better sense of the overall quality you can expect.
When it comes time to choose a luxury home builder in the Triangle, we hope you’ll agree that Rufty Homes is the name to trust. With an unmatched reputation in the community, we have a broad portfolio of work and we take the time to listen to our customers’ wants and needs during every step of the project.
Beyond that, we build our homes to last, so you never have to worry about quality issues down the line. If something happens beyond our control, we promise to be there for you, working to make it right, no matter what.
Are you ready to take the next step towards your custom luxury home? Contact our team to tell us about your ideas and to learn how we can make them happen.
Experience a thoughtfully refined approach to custom home building with a friendly team devoted to achieving your dreams. With Rufty Homes, you’re assured of a gracious, tailored home building experience defined by distinctive beauty, timeless value and pure joy.
“It truly is the home of our dreams. It’s where we spend time together, make memories with our kids and grandchildren, and fulfill our life’s passions. I can’t recommend the Rufty Homes team enough if you’re looking for your own forever home.”
- Frank & Barbara
“Of course we’ll be working with Rufty again on all of our future projects, including a fourth home on the property for our youngest daughter, when she’s ready.”
- Danny & Renate
“There was never a question that they were putting our needs first and they were always honest with us. At one point in the building process, we talked in-depth about reconfiguring the layout of the home to change the orientation of the garage. Jon was upfront with us and told us they’d absolutely do it if we wanted, but he warned us that lumber prices were starting to go up, which could impact the project.”
- Chad & Caroline
“We put a lot of time and thought into designing our home, and it was important to us that we could find a builder that would support our vision, while also helping us make smart design decisions. After our first meeting with Rufty Homes, it was clear that they understood our goals and were on board some of the more unique aspects that were important to us.”
- Bill & Donna