Woo-hoo! You’ve closed on your brand new home from Leisure Villas.
Moving might have been stressful, or maybe you just had a lot on your mind, but now you’re in your new home in this brand new retirement community and you forgot everything that was told to you during your pre-closing walkthrough.
You want to enjoy some fun senior living, but you can’t remember what was said during your pre-closing walk-through, and now your spouse won’t get out of bed because it’s too cold and you can’t get your furnace turned on.
I’ve moved in, but forgot what was said during our walkthrough
Purpose of the pre-closing walkthrough
A pre-closing walkthrough usually accomplished two things. The first is what everybody and their realtor knows, and that is to make sure that everything is finished and of acceptable quality.
At Leisure Villas, we know that our buyers don’t want to go through and knit-pick their homes to death. They want to walk through and see a beautiful finished product. We want that too. That’s why we work hard before you ever walk through to make them look their best.
Since there are very few problems when you walk through, that brings us to the second reason why we do a pre-closing walkthrough. You could call this your new home orientation. This is where we help you understand everything about your home.
Maybe you’re moving from an older home and things have changed slightly, or maybe you could use a refresher course. In any case, we like to discuss a few things at this time so that you are ready to take control of your home.
Unfortunately, with all that’s going on, many people forget what was discussed during those walkthroughs. That’s why I want to revisit it here, in case you would like a reminder.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the community and the person who performed your walkthrough, there might be some differences, but for the most part, we try and explain all of these things during the walkthrough.
Since we still get many questions about these items, I’m going to devote several of these next articles on this topic, so that if you forgot, or if one of our representatives accidently skipped mentioning it, you can find a quick answer regarding that point.
Before you close, we will re-key all of your locks and give you the ONLY set of keys for that lock. We do not retain any of them. So if you lock yourself out, sorry. We won’t be able to help you get back in.
If you by chance want to re-key your home later on, most of our doors (as of the last few years) are compatible with the KwikSet Smart key. This means that you can go to your local hardware store and buy a new key with a tooling kit. They are super easy to re-key as long as you have your original key.
If you’ve lost all your original keys, then and only then will you really need to visit with a locksmith. Some people might want to replace their deadbolt out-right. If that is you, make sure that you buy one that conforms to the subdivision standards. If everyone else has a brushed nickel deadbolt, don’t install a brass deadbolt. The HOA could make an issue of it since they try to keep the exteriors following a similar theme.
More to come
In the coming weeks, maybe even months, I’ll be posting more frequently asked questions about our homes. My hope is that this will be a good resource for you to visit in case you just moved into one of our great new 55+ communities. We’re happy to have you here, and with any luck this might be a helpful resource for you.