“Without details, prices can skyrocket,” Greene said. “You want a builder who has a really good idea of what things will cost.”
Ghiz noted that customers need to assess the builders’ choice of quality materials and be assured that contractors will not cut corners to save expenses without discussing the options.
“In my case, I looked for a builder with genuine concern that I get what I want at a fair price,” he said. “I looked for a person who would say, with honesty, ‘I don’t think you’ll like that, and here’s my reason for saying it.’”
3. Talk it out. As in any good relationship, communication is key.
Greene and Lynch spent hours talking before they began to work together.
“We discussed every detail of the project in full before we started construction,” Lynch said.