Five Tips for Touring Model Homes

If you’re considering building a new home, touring model homes can be one of the best ways to determine your true wants and needs, and envision the dream house that you will ultimately call home. However, touring multiple model homes can be overwhelming and it can become challenging to keep track of the plans and features you loved. Follow these give tips to make the most of your model tours.

  1. Must Haves vs. Nice to Haves
    Before you visit a model home, create a list of the must have and nice to have features you are looking for in your new home. This will help focus your home search and keep your priorities top of mind as you are touring.
  1. Grab a Guide
    Ask the market manager to give you a tour of the model versus wandering through the home on your own. They will often point out details and custom options you may not pick up on.
  1. Bring a Checklist
    Create a checklist based on your must haves and nice to haves. As you tour the model track how the home compares to your wants and needs. Be sure to also capture notes on any unique features that caught your eye.
  1. Ask Questions
    Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have. The market managers are experts on the home, the community and the other plans offered. They can help guide you to the right plan and community for your needs.
  1. Take a Walk
    Either before or after touring the model home, it’s also a good idea to take a walk around the community. In addition to finding a new home, you’ll also be moving to a new neighborhood so it’s important to make sure the area is a good fit for you and your family.

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