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How to Make the Most of a Model Home Visit

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

As you may know, is one of the best resources around for finding your new home in Virginia or Maryland, where you can browse photos, videos, home tours, floor plans, and community information. As great as online resources are, nothing will ever compare to the experience of walking into a model home and seeing it for yourself. Being able to touch, see, and feel what your new home could look like in real life is an unbeatable experience that cannot be replaced by photos on a screen. Let us help you prepare for your model home visits coming up soon with a few simple tips!

Determine your needs

There are certain things you won’t want to budge on when looking for a new home, like budget, the number of bedrooms, location, etc. This will help you eliminate some of your options right away to narrow down your new home search.

Determine your wants

This list consists of the things that are not deal-breakers. For example, you may want 3 full bathrooms, but if necessary you will take 2 full and 1 half. Who knows? You may walk into a model home and decide that it’s the one for your family without even consulting your list! Additionally, new Miller & Smith homes offer optional enhancements to some floorplans, like an additional bedroom, or a full screened porch, that makes our homes accommodating for many lifestyles.


Visit our website

Once you determine your wants and needs, do a bit of research on Here you can find a wealth of information about communities that are currently selling and those that are coming soon. Learn about the locations and surrounding areas of our new home communities and a bit about the lifestyle each of our communities offer. Research will prepare you even more for your visits!

Come up with questions

You’ve done your research and know what you are looking for, but still have some questions that need to be answered. If you can’t wait until you visit a sales office, feel free to contact our sales managers with any concerns. No question is a bad one and our sales team is always willing to provide you with an answer!

Make a plan

If you plan to visit more than one of our new home communities, be sure to plan out your day and which model homes you will tour. Get to know each community even better by exploring the surrounding areas to discover where the nearby schools are located, where your favorite shopping and dining will be, and where you can enjoy the great outdoors!

Stop by

As we always say, “One visit can change everything.” We have seen this ring true time and time again, with happy homebuyers who find their home with Miller & Smith. Take a look at our website for information on sales office hours, where each one is located, and even who the sales manager is!

We look forward to seeing you soon and are excited to help you discover your new Miller & Smith home!