Last year we made a life-changing decision and if you’ve been following our blog, you know that decision was to build our new home from concept at the multi-billion dollar development known as Legacy West. Our journey has been one of meeting our dreams through some ups, some downs, reaching some incredible milestones and even making some nail-biting decisions.
We’ve shared our journey with you because as Realtors we give our advice to folks everyday on how to make major real estate decisions that will affect their life, for example: should they sell, can they afford their dream home, how to prepare their home for selling, and what steps to take once their home is actually sold. Sharing our journey with you shows you that even Realtors with many years of experience still face the same emotions that every buyer and seller may have when the decide to sell or buy.
We McCoys have met with quite a few builders before and it is generally a quick overview of the plans, deciding where you want your plugs and other changes, before we get started. Well, this meeting with the builder, Bill Goin, was much different than we had ever experienced. From the start, it was about us and what Bill could do to make the home building experience a great one. We sat for five hours poring over the plans and every detail down to the placement of the doggie door and the addition of an entertainment equipment vent to the color of the outside pavers was reviewed. Every detail was covered and marked with a colored highlighter. Bill gave us extreme confidence that our home would be built to the highest level of excellence, because he was overseeing the project.
During our meeting, Bill took great care to summarize each and every detail and confirm our approval. In some cases, Bill even went out on a limb to try and make our request a reality, and he succeeded! Towards the end of the meeting, however, we got a little queasy when all of the final changes were made. We had to sign off on the official change contract. We knew when this was complete that there was no turning back or making any additional modifications to the plans.
We felt like we were at a funeral with the preacher closes the casket and says, “It’s Done!”