I’ve enjoyed writing this series of blog articles about new home construction. Building a new home in Denver is fun and rewarding. But, lots of potential pitfalls can impact all the fun. I strongly suggest relying on your Realtor to help you through all the steps of building your new home.
It’s a fun and exciting time to build a new home. The anticipation you and your family will experience, and seeing its construction through various stages, is something to savor and celebrate. While your sales office will coordinate several pre-designated visits, you will most likely want to monitor progress periodically throughout the build. It’s important to note a few things to ensure these visits are beneficial and safe for everyone.
Visiting Your New Home Construction
First of all, temper your curiosity with moderation. By all means, you should feel free to check on the headway the crew is making. But consider that excessive visits can be counter-productive to completion. And, you could become overly obsessed and anxious about progress. Pace yourself!
Be sure to let the sales office know when you’re planning to tour the work-site. Depending on the builder, your new home construction representative or salesperson will most likely need to accompany you. You are likely to be provided with some safety gear such as hard hats and goggles to keep you and your group safe. And, they will probably have specific guidelines that you’ll want to stick to.
Children on site is not always a great idea. There will be a lot of commotion going on. You may be distracted yourself. And, there will be potentially dangerous areas especially for excited little ones! However, if it’s important for you to include children on your tour inside, perhaps having an adult with you as a second set of eyes would help. Do check with your representative for any guidance on how to keep your kids safe. Also, keep everyone in your group together. Don’t let anyone trail off by themselves.
Dress appropriately. Along with any protective gear the sales office will give you, use common sense to make sure you and your group are properly attired. Wear close-toed, flat shoes and wear clothes that can easily be laundered.
Your Realtor says “Safety First”
Remember, this is a working new home construction site. Before you go in, and throughout your tour, look out for – and avoid – any dangerous areas such as hanging materials, uneven floor surfaces, exposed cables or wires, and any holes. Be careful backing up to get a better angle on a particular area, do not touch anything. And, never, under any circumstances, should you try to get onto the roof.
You can be free to experience the amazing development of your brand new home during pre-planned walk-throughs of your new home.. As you see the home be born in these stages, you will have a better appreciation of all the work that goes into it. Plus, you will enjoy the anticipation. Closing on your new home gets closer with each visit. I’ll discuss closing in my next article.
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