How To Tour A Model Home
Touring model homes is an important part of the home buying process. Model homes exist to make it easier for you to picture yourself living in a home.
You get to delight as every finish and feature of the home is immaculately shown off, complemented by furniture and art arranged with a designer’s touch.
Touring a model home is exciting and eye-opening, but can also be very overwhelming.
Getting the most out of a model home tour is work. You need to do your homework and have a plan. If you do, you’ll turn a model home tour into an important learning experience.
A Model Plan for a Model Home Tour
The best model home tour plan is divided into three parts: before the tour, during the tour, and after the tour. Each part has its own assignments and things to focus on. The information you’ll gather from this plan will not only make your model home tour more engaging, but it will also yield the most information useful for your new home decision.
Before the Tour
This is the “homework” section of your tour plan. You need to show up to the tour already armed with knowledge which the tour will build upon. Here’s what to do before the tour:
During the Tour
Most of your work will occur during your tour. Wear comfortable shoes, as your tour might extend outside the home and into the community to see more of the area and amenities. During your tour, make sure to:
What happens after the Tour?
After you tour a model home, take some time for reflection. This is the time to review your notes and recall your experiences.
The Model of Home
As stated before, touring a model home is work. But don’t think if you don’t get all your answers, or think of questions after the fact, that your one chance is gone. The great thing about model homes is you can always go back to see them again.
Take our Sutton model home in Tapestry of Clarksburg, MD, for example. With up to 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms generously spread across three spacious levels, it’s a lot to take in at once. You might need a second visit to really get to see every nook and cranny, and every expertly selected finish and feature.
One good piece of advice is to limit the number of model homes you tour in one trip. Stick to just a couple of homes per day. This way, you won’t tire yourself out, miss things, or not be able to spend the time needed at each location. And sometimes, like at Tapestry, you can tour multiple model homes in one location. Our Atwood model home shows off another home style you’ll want to consider right across the street from the Sutton model home.
Model homes exist to make it easier for you to picture yourself living in a home. And sometimes, you can live exactly there, as model homes are often sold after the rest of the community has been purchased. If that is something you’re interested in, make sure to ask on your tour. And maybe, the model home you tour today will be your new home tomorrow!