1. There's no rush
Understandably, you're probably feeling excited and can't wait to move into your dream home. However, that doesn't mean that you should rush the walk-through. Take your time, and look over both the interior and exterior carefully, making sure the work is in line with the home design and has been completed to a high level of quality.
2. The power of the pen
Don't rely on yourself (or your home builder) to remember any items of concern you may identify during your walk-through. Take a pen and paper, and write down anything you find that requires attention to ensure you don't forget anything. You can present a copy of this record to your builder at the end of the inspection.
3. A picture says a thousand words
In addition to your pen, be sure to take a camera with you (or have your smartphone charged and ready). In the unlikely scenario you find a fault in your new home, you can take a photograph of the item in question as visual proof to supplement your written record.
4. Don't ignore the details
When it comes to walk-through inspections, it's important to see both the forest and trees. That means you have to take into consideration not only the overarching design of the home, but also the tiny details. Your property examination might include looking at the quality of materials used and the strength of the fencing, right down to testing light fixtures and seeing how smoothly the doors open.
You've invested a lot of time and money into your new property, and by following these tips you'll make sure it really is the home of your dreams.GJ Gardner Homes via GJ Advisor - Helping you at every stage of your build - 13 27 89