10 Steps to Building your New Home

Whether you are wanting that Southwestern Castle on the hill or luxurious Dynasty inspired dream home, Fisher Custom Homes has your custom design in mind. We tailor your home to your specifications, ensuring you are completely satisfied with your safe haven because we know this is the home you have always wanted. We want you to be informed about every step it will take to build your dream home, so we are providing the ten steps it takes to build your dream home. We hope you like our video. See below the video to read each step covered in the video.

You made it! And here you are. You have finally reached that time in your life when you are ready to build the home of your dreams. Everything is in place and now it is time to find the perfect Custom Home Builder to build your dream home. But where do you start? How do know which Builder is the suitable fit?

Choosing a Custom Home Builder is not a decision to be made lightly. You will be entering into a long-term relationship with your Builder. Not only will it take a year or two, or maybe longer to build your home, but then you will live in your home for many years to come. You want a Builder that will be there for you and your home as long as you are.

Hello, I am Monica, the Chief Operating Officer at Fisher Custom Homes, a premium choice in Custom Home Builders in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley areas of Arizona. If you are about to embark on creating your first custom home, we here at Fisher Custom Homes suggest 10 initial steps, and qualities to look for in your search for the right Arizona Custom Home Builder.

Step 1.    Do your research. Take the time to research Custom Home Builders in the area where you will be building. Use appropriate tools like builder magazines, websites and municipalities. If your home will be in a specific community, contact the Homeowner’s Association or Design Review Board and ask if they have a preferred builder’s list or can recommend a Builder. Go to websites of Home Builders to view their past projects and see if that Builder suits the style you would like your home to replicate. The Phoenix Business Journal, Better Business Bureau, and the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona are all great publications where you can find reputable Custom Home Builders. Always check the Registrar of Contractor’s website to see if the Builder has had any complaint cases or other violations filed against them.

Step 2.    Referrals. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then word of mouth is the best form of advertisement. Try asking around and find happy home owners who would refer their Custom Home Builder. Testimonials are an assured way to find a tried-and-true Builder. At Fisher Custom Homes, most of our clients come to our expert team through word of mouth referrals. We have been building in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley areas of Arizona for 40 years, so our reputation precedes us.

Step 3.    Interview builders. Once you have narrowed down Builders from your research, conduct interviews. Similar to a job interview, this gives you a chance to interact with the potential candidate you are looking to hire. You can see if the Builder is someone you want to deal with for the next few years. If it is possible for you to visit the Builder’s office, you may get a better glimpse into their operations, their team, and their process. Best case scenario, you may get a tour of finished homes or homes in progress.

Step 4.    Knowledge and expertise. Look for a Builder who demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise not only in their profession as a Builder, but in the area where you want to build and in the style you envision for your home. Whether you have a home designed, a parcel of land purchased, or are just beginning your search and need guidance on where to buy in the area, Fisher Custom Homes can be at your service. Our construction and design team has over 100 years of combined experience. A Builder should be able to answer your questions thoroughly and perhaps even bring up helpful points that may have not occurred to you.

Step 5.    Communication. This is a key element when entering into any relationship or contract. Choose a Builder with whom you find it easy and pleasurable to communicate. The home building process is a fluid one, frequently changing throughout the project.  A Builder who can convey ideas and explain processes in a concise manner is a Builder who will your make your Custom Home Building experience an exciting one.

Step 6.    Trust.  Whenever hiring any professional, trust is essential. You have employed your Builder for its expertise. The Custom Home Building process can be complicated and chaotic. Find a Builder that reins in the procedures of getting your home built efficiently and effectually. You and your Builder will enjoy building your home when you have built a bridge of trust through clear communication and thoughtful collaboration. At Fisher Custom Homes, Custom Home Building is our passion and proficiency. We love building nice homes for nice people!

Step 7.    Collaboration. There are so many cooks making the stew when building a Custom Home. You want your Builder to be experienced with a long track record of collaborators. If your home will be in a community and the Builder has already worked with the Homeowners Association or Design Review Board, this is one collaboration that can make the process of building your home quicker, smoother and sometimes less expensive. Another essential collaboration is the Architect-Builder-Interior Designer team. Having these professionals working in your best interest to create your dream home is inevitable; if you can find a team that has successfully worked together in the past, you are golden! At Fisher Custom Homes, we collaborate with a team of tried and true designers and craftsmen. We work with only the best in order to make your custom dream home the best!

Step 8.    Architect/Builder. Fisher Custom Homes owns and operates its sister company, AKA Architecture. As a fully-licensed architecture firm, AKA brings a unique aspect to the Design/Build equation. Many Design/Build firms have a CAD draftsman manipulating the same plan to the builder’s needs. Fisher Custom Homes has full design capabilities to bring your own vision and version of your new custom home to fruition. Capturing the Design/Build team with AKA Architecture and Fisher Custom Homes gives our clients the true design experience along with our decades of building experience.

Step 9.    Stability and longevity. It is judicious to find a professional Builder. Operating its business in North Scottsdale for 40 years, Fisher Custom Homes has enduring ties to the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley communities. Especially in Arizona, where homes require regular maintenance to protect them from the unrelenting desert sun and dryness, it is comforting to have a Builder you can call ten years down the line that knows the original craftsmen who provided your paint, stucco, roof, etc. You will then be able to repair and maintain your home for as many years as you are enjoying it.

Step 10.  Lasting relationship. You should be excited and refreshed before, during and after the process of building your custom home. After all, you have come to a point in your life where you deserve this luxury. It should be a joyful experience. We here at Fisher Custom Homes believe so much in the importance of building lasting relationships with our clients that the owner of our company works, lives and plays in the same area. His clients are his friends and neighbors. Although there are ebbs and flows in the details of the custom home building process, in its entirety you should be happy with the process, happy with the result, and happy with your new home – your dream home.

We hope you found this video educational! Going through the custom home building process can indeed create feelings of apprehension and excitement. Knowing these 10 steps to finding a Custom Home Builder should make you feel more confident as you enter into your new adventure!

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