Sterling Ranch Homes

Third Party Inspections for New Construction Homes in Sterling Ranch

Building a new construction home is an incredibly exciting adventure that many of you are considering or have already begun. As your guide through the Sterling Ranch real estate landscape, I want to bring to your attention the importance of third party inspections.

While it's easy to assume that a new home will be free of problems, the reality is that construction is complex, and human error is always a possibility. Your home will be watched over by construction supervisors, and undergo code inspections by Douglas County, but a third party inspection serves as a thorough and impartial check on your home's quality.

Moreover, these inspections can identify anything from minor cosmetic repairs to crucial structural and system corrections, ultimately saving you time, money, and unwelcome surprises in the long run.

The good news with new construction is that the builder should fix any issues identified. Sometimes it can be difficult for them to agree that certain issues are noticeable or important, so that is where I can come in and help advocate for you.

Pre-Drywall Inspection

One of the best moments for a third party inspection is right before the drywall goes up. This is your golden opportunity to have a final look at the guts of your home before insulation and drywall goes up. The inspector will inspect your home's framing, electrical work, plumbing, and HVAC. Any issues uncovered here will be much easier to address before they're hidden behind finished walls.

Final Walkthrough Inspection

The final walkthrough is the other critical inspection. It's when the home should be move-in ready. However, even the best builders can miss small details, and sometimes larger ones, in the rush to finish a home. Remember that the county inspector is only checking for code violations. Much of what we find in a final inspection is up to code, just not up to homeowner standards. Think uneven finishes, drywall issues, or damaged trimwork.

11-Month Inspection

Lastly, I would say it is optional but a good idea to get an inspection after living in the home for about 11 months --- just before your home warranty expires. This is when any issues that surfaced after living in the home can be assessed and addressed while still under warranty coverage.

Team Up with a Realtor Who Knows

As your real estate professional, I've witnessed firsthand how invaluable these inspections can be. Leveraging my experience, I'll guide you through when to schedule inspections and work with you to understand the reports and next steps.

If you're ready to take a proactive approach to your new Sterling Ranch construction, please reach out to me!

Let's find your new home!

Chris is a real estate agent who specializes in helping clients build, buy, and sell homes. Here are some benefits I offer to new construction clients:

  • Projected Budget of Your New Home
  • Pre-Drywall Inspection
  • 3D Matterport Model
  • On-Site Photos During Construction
  • Lot Selection & Design Center Consultations
  • Full Service Realtor Services

Remember, the builder pays my commission, so these benefits are available at no cost to you!

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