Plan for the worst and hope for the best

by Loreena Yeo on July 6, 2012

In the real estate world, there are tons of unknown that can happen. Every transaction in the real estate world is unique and  there is no one alike. Every transaction has a unique story. If you are are building a home in Frisco TX, you will also have your own unique experience.

We always advise our client to plan for the worst and hope for the best in any case. When you are building a new home, there are lots of parties that are involved. Building a house from ground up involves a long complex process. Understanding the process before you sign on the dotted line is crucial. If you understand the process and what could potentially happen, you will save yourself a lot of anxiety, stress, grief and going insane.

You may ask what is the big deal about knowing the process? Well, if you understand the process, you will be better prepared when something, especially the build schedule, is ran off the track. Schedule is one thing that, I can guarantee will not be what you think it is.

But what is so hard about this? First and foremost, no one can control the weather. During the early stage of building the home, the builder will have to prep the ground with forms so that the foundation can be poured. You can pour foundation when it is raining. (There are other stuff that goes on before the foundation is poured that I did not mentioned). No one can predict what mother nature brings. Framer and roofers can’t work if it is wet.

With each build progress comes inspection. Each stage of the build will require inspection by the city to make sure that the build meets the city standard. Scheduling an inspection needs to be coordinate to make sure that all work are done before the inspection. Otherwise, the failed inspection would have to be rework and reinspected.

Another consideration is that there are vendors who also have their schedule. They too have their own vendor for their product and they too have their people issue. Understand that the builder does not have a carpenter, flooring guy or painter that works for them. They sub contract all the work out. That just means more people to manage. It’s like planning a family vacation with your own family, your immediate family (brothers, sisters), your cousins, your spouses in law and oh their kids. Can you imagine trying to schedule everyone for a single event that fit their time and their liking.




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