How to Build the Bachelor Pad of your Dreams

Building a home isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s also not an easy DIY project. To get the best results, here are the five pros you need to build the bachelor pad of your dreams.

A Great Realtor

Your realtor can simplify and de-stress the entire home-buying process. A knowledgeable realtor is not only a real estate professional, but they also adhere to a certain set of rules and morals when selling homes. When working with a realtor, you have a knowledgeable and reliable source of information and support.

Of course, asking the right questions can help you find the best realtor for your needs. Consider the following essential questions when sourcing a realtor.

How many sales have you handled in the neighborhood?
Someone who has handled a ton of sales is good, but someone with specialized experience in your local neighborhood is even better. Your realtor should know the current market where you live, understand comparable property values, and recognize what’s happening in the community.

What’s your commission?
Realtors earn a commission on every home sale. In the United States, real estate commissions are negotiable. The average commission is around five percent, and the buyer’s agent and seller’s agent split the amount.

Who else will I be working with?
Many realtors have administrative and other staff who may interact with you. They may be responsible for filling out paperwork, sending documents, and communicating with clients. This may come as a surprise if you don’t ask your realtor beforehand about their practices.

Has anyone ever filed a complaint against you?
Knowing how your realtor handles conflict is essential before you agree to work together. Also consider checking for reviews online and investigating your realtor through the National Association of Realtors. Because your agent must agree to the realtors’ code of ethics, if they break the commitment, there are serious repercussions.

An Architect with Technical Abilities

DIY floor plans are still a viable option for beginning your dream bachelor pad sketches. But when it comes time to submit your blueprints for permits and construction, you need a professional to outline everything. An architect, architectural engineer, or home designer can create a floor plan and construction drawings with the right measurements and notations.

Especially if you plan to renovate an existing home, structural elements are a crucial part of the reconstruction. Load-bearing walls, for example, are vital even if you want to knock out the entire interior of the home. A knowledgeable architect can help you navigate these complex planning steps.

An Interior Designer with Vision

Designing a home starts with blueprints but ends with how the home feels. Sure, you can DIY many aspects of your bachelor pad. But enlisting an interior designer means you’ll have a cohesive and inviting space when the dust settles. HGTV recommends hiring an interior designer avoid design flaws, access exclusive products and furniture, and avoid doing the heavy lifting yourself.

A Professional and Well-Connected General Contractor

A general contractor can spearhead your entire home-building project. From obtaining permits and inspections to hiring (and firing) subcontractors, this person is the chief of the job site. Working with a contractor means you are in control of all the decisions, but they carry out your wishes. Instead of supervising teams of workers yourself, you hire a general contractor to manage personnel, supplies, and more.

A Landscape Architect with a Passion

Landscaping is the pinnacle of your home build. Once the mess is gone and you have only dirt and gravel on your property, it’s time to enlist professionals to bring in greenery. Landscape architecture focuses on designing and maintaining green spaces that take advantage of the layout and nature of your building site.

Building a home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be impossible with a steady team of professionals backing you up. With the help of your team, it’s easier than ever to save cash while building your dream home from the ground up.

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