First my countdown catch-up. BD said he read it, and when I glanced back over the stats, they were getting read...so I'll continue.
#13 Ryan's follow-ups!
I am so impressed with "follow-ups" and such Ryan has.
Our first big meeting after we signed our contract and picked all our options and colors was our Pre-construction meeting. We saw the blueprints, and went over EVERY SINGLE OPTION we picked to make sure everything was right before they actually started the house. Then we went down to the lot and were able to see the stakes of how the house would sit on the lot. NICE!
Then we had our Pre-drywall meeting. This is where you get to look through the house before all the drywall goes up, ask questions, voice concerns.
Then there is your Pre-Settlement walk-through. Your PM has a 2-4 meeting with you. You look over every nook and cranny in you home. You make sure everything is the way it needs to be, or it gets fixed before closing. Your PM also shows you how to work everything and goes over how to care for it all. VERY NICE!!
Then, there is your 30 day follow-up. A month after closing, Ryan wants to know how things are going. Does a door stick? Floor squeak? Something bothering you or not up to par? You get to tell them now and they'll fix it! =)
Then there is your 10 month follow-up!! Yup! Just about a year after closing, they check in on you again!!! How awesome is that? A lot of builders hand you the keys at closing and you're on your own. Some builders in my area started to follow Ryan's lead here, but then some cut it back out. Hmmmm....wonder why? Ryan really takes care of their people. IMPRESSIVE!! We we're mighty impressed by this!!
# 12 My Patio!!
I am thrilled that I got to customized my paito! It runs the length of the house from the morning room on, and is as wide as the morning room itself! I'm excited to one day be able to entertain here! =)
I'm also excited that I'm not having a deck to have to stain, replace boards on eventually, termite treat, try and mow under....yadda yadda yadda. So much less work with a patio!
I'll do a few more tomorrow to catch up some more.
Some news: One blogger's blog page had a comment that said her blog was on Ryan's website. Really? Interesting.... Wonder how that happened? I'm not sure if it's at RyanHomes.com or some other Ryan site. But Congrats to the blogger! Neat! Not why we do it, but neat none the less. We all blog to share our experience with Ryan AS IT HAPPENS...honestly. And we blog to share and get support from others going through the building the process (who else is going to be excited about egress windows and piles of wood? lol Those of us living it too!! That's who!)
So if anyone knows where this site is the person was talking about, please let me know! I'd love to check out who's there and what they're all saying. lol I'm so nosy. lol
Other news: My family may decide NOT to build in my neighborhood after all. =( They were very upfront from the beginning with Ryan and the other builder they are looking at. They were torn between the 2 builders and neighborhoods. Communication seems to be a bit faster with the other builder so it's easier for them to make decisions and come to final answer there. But, we'll see. Hoping it gets better! I would love to have them as neighbors!! =) I'll keep ya'll posted.
I haven't gone by the house today. I'm showing restraint! lol Hope too on Wed. though.
So that's it. Those are my updates! Ta ta for now!