From the moment of birth, life is filled with people telling you what you can and can’t do. As a child, you’re constantly told to not touch things and to stop crying, but you’re also told to smile at visitors, let them hug you, and do things like eat your vegetables. It’s a necessary part of life. In order to learn how to operate on a day to day basis, you have to be told what is socially acceptable and what is not, or else behaviors are left as a free for all based upon the whims of your emotion.

As you get older, the issue of being told what to do and what not to do doesn’t go away. You’re able to say no easier, but it’s still a part of everyday life. When you’re in the business of building a home, you’re going to be told what you can and can’t have a lot and you’re going to be told what you can and cannot do. Here are some of those things you can’t do when building a home on the business aspect of things:

Lie About Your Credentials

Unless you’re independently wealthy or are a trust fund baby, when buying a house, it’s going to come down to financials in the end. Whoever your mortgage lender is isn’t going to care that you’re a good person and that you are a germaphobe who picks up after themselves if they go to try and approve you for your home mortgage and they find out through the process that you lied about your credentials.

When you’re buying a house, it’s important that you’re careful about what you say in meetings with your lender. One slip up and they might not approve you at all. You also don’t want to be approved for a home mortgage for a huge house that you aren’t able to make payments on. Things get ugly really quickly at that point.

Pick the Wrong Contractor

This might go without being said, but when you’re buying a home, it’s important that all of your business choices are spot on or else it could cost you everything. This begins with a contractor. Your contractor handles the whole of the building process. If they’re bad at scheduling and are behind, it costs you money in labor. If they mess up a lot, it costs you money in supplies.

Do your research to know what you should be looking for in a contractor. Don’t hire because somebody promises to get to job done on the cheap. Check the legitimacy of their practice and follow their work. When you find a general contractor that you trust, they’ll hire people that they trust will get the job done because it reflects on them.

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to [email protected].