New Construction Walk Thru's! Bring your camera

Real Estate Agent with Raleigh Cary Realty

This morning I went with my client for a new construction walk thru to have them place stuff like recessed lighting, phone and cable jacks.  I always bring my camera along.  Every time a jack or fixture was located, I took a picture. 


I have had it happen in the past where thre was supposed to be phone jack in the kitchen,  It was labeled and a box was placed and the cable was run,  However, the drywall guys covered it up and then the tile people did their back splash and no one knew exactly where the box was.  I pulled out my laptop and started searching my pictures and i found the box.  The builder was able to get the plate in place for the phone without messing up the back splash.  I looked like a genius to my client. 


Whenever the biukder takes out his balck market, I take a picture.  I also take other pictures at a distance so I know when it goes, but I am showing this for effect.  The others wouldn't mean much to you.


Comments (5)

Jeff Craig
Hang Me Up Photos - Jamestown, NC
Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography

Always a great idea to take pics on a walk through.  Builders do make mistakes.

Feb 11, 2010 01:49 AM
Not In Real Estate Any Longer
Autaugaville, AL

That's a great idea, Jim. Thanks!


Feb 11, 2010 01:49 AM
Taylor Shults Philley
Austin Realty Firm - Austin, TX
Broker, Realtor , GRI

Always smart to do a walk through at all the different stages of the process!

Feb 11, 2010 01:54 AM
David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

That cam really sets the pace in a situation like the one you described involving the jack. Confucious was right about a picture and a thousand words. In this case you might have saved somebody a thousand bucks or more.

Feb 11, 2010 02:28 AM
Vickie Osoria
Keller Williams Realty - Leland, NC

Thanks for sharing Jim.  I worked for a builder before and they absolutely do make mistakes, or the drywall guy or the tile guy or anybody else that comes in to add layers to the actual "construction" of the home.  My camera (and my tool kit - lol) will now accompany me every where I go.

Feb 12, 2010 11:35 PM