22 2022 Flagler Parade of Homes Magazine HOW TO FIND A BUILDER RIGHT FOR YOU Working with an experienced, professional builder can make a difference when it comes to creating your dream home. Seeking out a home builder that will meet your expectations involves targeted research and asking the right questions. MAKE A LIST OF POTENTIAL BUILDERS With so many companies to choose from the best first step is to make a list of potential builders. You’re in the right place to make that list. ASK QUESTIONS Once you’ve generated a robust list of potential builders, reach out and ask questions. You can start by asking about associated costs in the short and long term such as financing options, fees, homeowner’s association dues and estimated taxes on the property. GET TO KNOW YOUR BUILDER You can ask to see model homes, example floor plans and design options. Some builders have professional designations which is a sign that the builder has expertise in a specific area of building, for example, Certified Green Builder (CGP) or Florida Master Builder. ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION EXPECTATIONS Before you agree to work with a home builder, make sure to establish communication expectations. You both should agree on how often to connect to discuss updates throughout the project. It is best to determine what communication channel (email, text or phone) fits your needs. To meet local home building professionals and learn more about the home building process, contact Flagler Home Builders Association—FlaglerHBA.com.