Making the Right Home for You: How and Where Real Estate by Garry Brown - October 21, 20190 After having verified the criteria mentioned above and after having chosen the contractor or the manufacturer, it is now necessary to remain vigilant even before signing the contract until the reception of the key. For the new Braunfels home builder, this is important now. Contract and its clauses: it is necessary to read and re-read the contract before signing it to avoid unpleasant surprises at the time of the reception. Ask the company the “manufacturer range”: it is a document that accurately and accurately indicates the materials chosen for construction. Check and verify that the contractor has carried out the soil remediation work in a sound manner before commencing construction. Ensure that the manufacturer has a delivery guarantee. It is an insurance that covers repair costs in the event of equipment failure or workmanship failure. Organize the plan of the house The plan of your home is basically designed by the developer or by the individual builder or contractor. This is the main document used to drive all the work to coordinate the tasks of the various stakeholders (workers responsible for clearing / backfilling, those who carry out major works, electricians, plumbers, painters, etc.). The plans must contain in detail all the technical points of the building such as the orientation of the rooms. Always bring the plans with you at each visit. And most importantly, there must be photocopies for professionals and craftsmen who intervene on the site. If the customer has new ideas or changes his mind in the process, he must modify the plan accordingly and inform the builder. However, changes can disrupt the progress of the project. It is, therefore, necessary to determine beforehand if the owners want an open kitchen or separate, if they find more practical a bathroom or a bathroom. Site visits are important steps in the construction of a detached house. The objective is to monitor the construction of his house, to see the evolution of the site and to check if the work is done and the materials used are compliant and in line with the standards. However, the client does not have free access to the site during construction except during fundraising and during scheduled visits agreed with the builder/contractor. It should be noted that the call for funds is the payment in installments as for example the payment of 10% at the signature, the payment of 15% of the price at the completion of the walls. There are some tips to follow when visiting the yard. We must think about: Establish regular dialogues and foster cordial exchanges: learn about the progress of the work, find an advantageous way out if there are risks or delays. Taking photos: these are visual aids to support your remarks and evidence in case of litigation or workmanship as well as invaluable memories once the house is built. In addition, it is interesting to note in writing all the findings and all the exchanges with the contractor.