To take full advantage of your orientation, consider these hints.
- If you visit your home a day or two prior to orientation, you may notice dozens of details that need attention. Lastminute rush is common. The fine tuning that polishes a home for delivery cannot be done until final installations are complete.
- If you haven’t already done so, read the builder’s limited warranty, warranty standards, and literature you have received about home maintenance.
- Review the forms the builder uses for the orientation. Builders who provide a homeowner manual usually include copies in it for you to preview.
- Bring your contract, selection sheets, and change orders.
- If you have questions, write them down, room by room, so you can bring them up when you get to that part of your home.
- Orientations are most beneficial if you can focus on your home and the information your builder presents. Arrange for friends and young children to see the home at a time before or after the orientation
- Wear shoes that are convenient to get off and on and comfortable clothing.
- Arrive for your orientation rested and alert.
- Plan to listen carefully and take a handson approach. Push buttons, lock locks, and flip breakers. This action helps you remember the dozens of details your builder covers.