It is not uncommon to hear people complain about builders they hired who ended up disappointing them not to mention having sites which are not finished or the budget going way over what they had budgeted for. However, this should not make you assume that every builder you meet is going to leave you in such a state. You will end up enjoying the building process if you work with a builder who is professional and does everything that has been agreed on. It is not wise to approach the builder too soon. You will get a better response from the person you want to work with if you provide detailed information and drawing concerning the kind of a home you want. Also, you will get a proper price estimate. If you are not even sure of what you want and you meet unprofessional builders, they will tell you what you want and end duping you. Thus, you should only set out to find a builder when you have a full understanding of what you are looking for to the most minute details.
It is also crucial for you to take into consideration the project scope in determining what you want. You should choose an organized person who comes with a team that is available throughout and one that also delivered quality results in the shortest time possible. You might have to pay high rates for such services but it is much better than the frustration of cheap home builders who do not do much. Look for someone who will offer you the best balance of good organization, high quality, and price. You should assess the project to determine whether the services can be offered by any home builder or you will need to hire a specialist.
When you have to choose subcontractors it will be difficult to hold people accountable when things go wrong which is why the home builder should come with subcontractors in carpentry, plastering and also electrical projects so that you will know who to go to when something has not been done to perfection. When each person has been picked separately, you will be taken in circles when a mistake happens because no one will want to bear the burden. It is easier when the hierarchy of responsibility is well known because you will be able to avoid budgets which are overblown or work that drags too much. You need to let the home builder be the project manager as well.