Homebuyer Walk Thru - What is It All About?

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Home-buyer Walk Thru - What is it all about?


It's about the WOW!!! We're finally presenting you to your new home.


In the New Construction Industry buyers are required to participate in a Home-buyer Walk-thru or Home-buyer Orientation prior to closing. Many first time buyers may not be familiar with the process and often wonder why they are required to attend.Lago Los Serranos


Typically the Walk-thru will take place approximately five days before the closing and  the recording of the title in the new buyers name. This orientation serves four purposes:


1. To create an event introducing the buyers to their new home. (It is hoped that this will be the buyers first time viewing the home with flooring, appliances and all of their personal selections.) This is a huge WOW Moment if presented correctly. At a certain point in the construction process buyers are denied entry to the home. Primarily because the team wants to maintain the pristine condition of flooring, counters, etc. At this point the contractors are required to remove shoes or wear shoe protectors.


2. It Allows us the opportunity to introduce the Customer Service Manager and his team. We, the sales consultants, are beginning the process of handing over the buyers to the team that will maintain their home for the duration of the buyers ownership. (A big bonus for investing in new construction homes.) Construction Worker


3. During the orientation the manager will provide warranties & explanations for the maintenance of the home. The warranty manual is the dictionary for repairs in the home from A - Z. This manual identifies issues, their causes and recommended actions. 


4. During the walk the Buyers are offered the opportunity to create a list of cosmetic items that may need repairs. However the home usually undergoes several internal inspections prior to the city inspection to ensure we are turning over a "fantastic home."


The Orientation/Walk-through is one of the final steps before the home-buyer becomes the owner of a brand new home. It is a Wow moment for us all!LLS Construction Team

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Cause We Like Em' New!


Kristal Wilson                                           

cell: 951- 288-7079

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Comments (8)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Much csn be found when you do a final walk thru of the house

Dec 01, 2018 03:24 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It's very exciting, and as you mention, it gives buyers the chance to really get a feel for how things work - and to note any items not as written in the contract. 

Dec 01, 2018 05:04 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kristal
I love the idea of an Orientation Walk-thru, as a big reveal so to speak. It must be very exciting for the buyers and a wonderful opportunity to get to know their new home and how to take care of it. 

Dec 02, 2018 07:55 AM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

William Feela~ hopefully much to be enjoyed will be discovered.

Deb James & Bernie Sta ~ When done correctly the walk thru provides the buyers with a valuable service.

Carol Williams ~ This begins my favorite part to the buying process - countdown to closing.

Dec 02, 2018 12:32 PM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Kristal, we just participated in a final walkthough with new construction on a spec home this past week.  It is just as you said!

Dec 02, 2018 01:00 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

This is good information to share with home buyers, Kristal.  The process can be different with new home construction in comparison to resale.

Dec 02, 2018 01:41 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Sharon & Bruce Walter ~ Members may wonder why I particapate on Activerain as a new construction Realtor but I believe sharing information makes it better for us all.


Myrl Jeffcoat ~ It's my goal to share my passion and improve understanding of the process. 

Dec 02, 2018 02:33 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kristal - this is certainly a very big moment.  Who wouldn't want a walk through.

Dec 04, 2018 10:07 AM