Which builder is right for you?

When it comes to building your new home, you need to make sure you’re working with the right type of builder from the beginning. Depending on your vision, your budget, and your timeline, you will want to consider different options. Do you need a fully kosher kitchen? A production builder probably isn’t going to suit your needs. Are you on a tight budget? Working with a custom builder may not work for you.
 
So what’s the difference between builder types? Find out below.
 
 

Production Builder

Production builders are typically your most cost-effective option and require the least amount of your time. You’ll still make choices, but you’ll choose from among the builder’s lots, floor plans, and design options. Think of it like going to a buffet: there’s a wide selection of things to choose from, but you can’t have anything that isn’t there.

Custom Builder

With a custom builder, you have the opportunity to get exactly what you want, which makes it a great choice for homebuyers with a specific vision or specific needs. You’ll start from scratch and meet with both an architect and a designer. You’ll even visit local showrooms to pick exactly what you want! This option is usually the most expensive and takes the most time and hands-on work from you, but the result is a one-of-a-kind home that’s perfect for your family.

Semi-Custom Builder

A blend of the first two options, semi-custom builders are just what they sound like: you’ll have set plans to choose from, but these builders will also allow you to make changes and even bring in outside materials. Don’t like the builder’s countertop options? Bring in your own! Want a bigger closet in the master bedroom or an elevator for your mother-in-law? You got it!