Building a Custom Home: When to Get Expert Advice

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Kevin Estes

Let’s face it, some things were just not designed for the DIY’er. Experts are the ones we count on to save us money, save us time, and give us the confidence that we’re making the best decisions.

If we want to be healthy, we might consult our doctor or trainer. If we want to get the best returns for our investment portfolio, we’ll probably consult with a financial planner. Getting information ahead of time means that you will save the frustration of costly, time-consuming mistakes. Getting advice early and often gives you the best chance for success.

It’s the same when designing and building a custom home. Meeting with a custom home builder early in the process means that you can get guidance and advice from the experts.

Here are a few ways that meeting with an expert can save you time and money:

  • Review land you have purchased (or plan to purchase) to estimate land costs and identify and troubleshoot possible challenges
  • Review your wants and needs and help you estimate a realistic budget
  • Provide cost-effective alternatives to help you stretch your budget further
  • Discuss design ideas and offer ideas

At Estes Builders we offer a free, no-hassle Project Analysis that gives you the opportunity to discuss your design ideas, your budget and your questions with one of our experts. It’s just one of the ways we go above and beyond for our customers.

Let our experts help you discover the possibilities of designing and building your own custom home. Schedule a free Project Analysis with a member of our team in person in our offices in Western Washington or by Skype if you live out of the area. During your free Project Analysis you can ask our experts anything about designing and building a custom home. We’re here to simplify the process and who knows? We may even save you some time and money.

Schedule a Project Analysis.

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