Some years back, the real estate company I was with had a division that I headed that developed new subdivisions and built spec homes….
We learned that when the construction and finish crews completed the homes, they weren’t really completed…not in perfect condition.
So we followed logic. We had people on our staff who were trained to inspect homes as though they were buyers. And their job was to make a list of everything that wasn’t up to snuff.
We had another crew whose only job was to take those lists and meticulously fix each item.
All builders worth their salt do that. They call it punching out the house.
People buying new homes expect them to be perfect. And they should.
Isn’t it interesting that people selling the homes they have lived in don’t go through the same exercise == have a neighbor or a friend go through the house and make a list of things that need attention.
And then hire a professional punch out team to come take care of those things — and to do it BEFORE they put the house on the market?
BILL CHERRY, REALTORS
DALLAS – HIGHLAND PARK