For the new homeowner and builder, creating a punch list for home building and remodeling is the best way to manage and finalize a project.
The week or so prior to closing is the best time to walk through the home to create the punch list. We recommend that if you have a real estate agent, you have them accompany you for this meeting.
During this walk through, you look for anything in your new home that is damaged or was not done according to the contract. Damage is inevitable during new home construction. The freshly painted walls may have a ding or the painter may have missed a spot. You will want to be sure to add any problems like these to your punch list for the builder to correct.
Most of the items on the punchlist can be corrected, but not always prior to closing, so it’s important to keep the line of communication open with your builder so that it will be completed in a timely manner. Your builder wants these items completed just as much as you do and the ultimate goal is a happy customer.