In order to deliver the home in its best possible condition at closing, we do a 2 part, over a 2-weeks walk through process. This system has proven superior over other methods we have used.
We schedule all our walk through’s Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and starting no later than 1PM. The first walk through lasts between 3 and 3 1/2 hours and is very detailed and includes a orientation of information to help you get the most of your new home and minimize surprises. This first walk through is normally scheduled to occur two weeks before your closing date. Should you wish to hire a home inspector, at your own cost, then the inspection is to be preformed ahead of the first walk through with a written description of any concerns given to our superintendant at least 2 days prior to the first walk through, so that any items may be properly addressed.
What to expect at your first walk through.
1) It’s a great idea to bring a note pad to take some notes.
2) Typical first walk through last 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, depending the size and amount of questions.
3) Its best to have only the buyers and their agent at walk through to speed along the process and avoid confusion. (too many cooks in the kitchen)
4) Have a list of questions you may want to know about your new home.
5) Typically the temperature of your home is set to a lower setting on the thermostat in winter months or warmer in the summer months, so wear cool cloths in the summer and warmer cloths in the winter.
6) To deliver you the best possible finish, we intentionally leave the final coat of paint off the walls and the final coat off the floors for our first walk through. Typically the home is going to have sanding marks on the walls. This is how we prep our home for your first walk through. Our punch out guys will have gone through the home and found and corrected all the drywall repairs they can find and our superintendent will walk you through room by room and tape any areas that need to be corrected before the painters arrive. This insures us the best looking final finish we have ever been able to accomplish.
7) The final coat of poly for the hardwoods will also not be applied until just before the final walk through, again to turn over the home in the best possible new condition.
8) The home will not have been detailed cleaned, due to the fact that we do our detail clean after all the walls are sanded, final coat painted and the hardwoods final coats of polly applied. Our cleaning crew does an incredible job of removing most of the evidence that this home was just built on site.
9) John Maher has given this important role to lead you through the walk through / orrientation process to his #1 employee Eddie Savage. Eddie is the head of our construction and oversees all of the new home construction with our team of carpenters, personnel and contractors. He has hands on overseen over 2,000 of the new homes we have built here with John Maher Builders. Eddie knows more about your home than just about anyone! He can answer 99.9% of every home related question, at least to what I have heard asked over the several hundred walk throughs I have been witness to. John and Eddie have built all these new homes and studied what information buyers will want to know about their new home and prepared information for the orientation part of the walk through that will impress upon you that aside from everything we do, that we really do care about our buyers getting the most of our homes.
Our second walk through is usually preformed 1 day before closing.
What to expect at your final walk through
1) The home will be freshly painted, floors final poly coated and a detailed cleaning throughout the home.
2) This walk through typical lasts 1 to 1 ½ hours.
3) The superintendant will go item by item from our first walk through and confirm with you that each repair was done correctly.
4) We want you pleasantly pleased with our home and the final finishes. John Maher’s policy os to not go to closing unless we have a 100% sign off on our walk through list. This final walk through is not another new inspection but rather a conformation of items we found and completed from the first walk through. If for any reason there is a new list of repairs, we can do them, but it may need to be rescheduled for another final walk through and that will need to be rescheduled depending on work load and the worse case scenario is that it could delay the closing, depending on what it is and the available work force at the time.
For additional information contact Van Woody