Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It Never Hurts To Ask...After the Demo

BTW...after reading other people's blogs, we noticed that some people close up to one day after their demo. I'm not sure what's standard but if you haven't noticed, our home demonstration was a week before our closing date...that's the way our PM likes to do things so that he can ensure that our home is as perfect as it can be when we receive our keys...with that being said...

On Saturday, we went by the house to measure our morning room ceiling so that we could get the proper extension rod for our ceiling fan...the home was open because a crew of 2 was in there fixing our blue tape imperfections! While my husband was walking around the perimeter of the home, he noticed that some of our shingles were raised (we couldn't see this at the demo since it was snowing) and was curious as to why they weren't lying flat...we also noticed that one of the recessed lights in the kitchen needed some touching up.

Even though our PM already had a list of things to complete before closing, we couldn't help but email him our findings. He explained that the shingles were fine and that they have some kind of self-sealing strip that will seal them flat on a hot day. He also mentioned that he marked the drywall area around the recessed light so that it could get fixed by the contractor. 

I said all of this to say that your demonstration is not the end of the road between your demo day and your closing day...if you happen to go by your home before closing and see a visible imperfection, notify your PM. Don't wait until the day before closing, though, because it may not get done. AND please don't go to your home just looking for imperfections that you didn't get to blue tape at your demo. Our PMs wear a lot of hats and sometimes they are probably stretched pretty thin with all of the homes they have to take care of so don't get upset if they can't fix that nail pop that wasn't there on demo...just keep an eye out for it for when you have your follow-up!

1 comment:

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