3. Set boundaries with your builder and sales agent. We have had plenty of meetings at 9am, noon, 3pm, etc. which is not the easiest when you have a regular job. Let the builder know your availability ahead of time because they will want to meet at the most inconvenient times when give the opportunity.
4. Custom and prototype homes are different. Prototype homes come with a wonderful design center to make your selections a little easier. Custom homes come with unlimited options, but obviously so many options aren’t always the easiest when you do not have a lot of time to look at everything. Want that amazing farmhouse sink instead of the stainless steel under-mount? I did too, and we paid extra for the sink and installation.
5. Ask your builder’s preferred vendors. It is great because they are usually insured and you will get a discount. For example, our lighting vendor was Progressive Lighting and we used all of our lighting allowance there. Who doesn’t like a good discount and not worrying about replacing broken lighting?% | % | % | %