Since the need to provide physical distancing was required in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, home builders in our communities have expanded your options for touring their showhomes. Here are five ways home builders in our communities are making their homes available to interested homebuyers.
Modified Showhome Schedule
The home buying process is not only about collecting the information you need to make an informed decision; it’s also a tactile experience. You want to feel the quartz countertops, see how large the walk-in closet is, and understand whether the home is right for you.
Many like to experience the Showhome - it’s the whole reason they exist! To follow health guidelines placed put in place, some home builders have their showhomes available for appointments, and others are open with modified hours for public viewing. Before heading out to the community, check out the hours of operation for the Showhome you plan to view.
To give homebuyers peace of mind, many home builders in our communities are available for private appointment only. This is an excellent way to continue your home search, ensuring you avoid larger groups of people. Showhomes would continue to be closed to the public during your private tour, strong cleaning procedures have been adopted to ensure that everyone who tours through the home is safe.
To book a tour, visit the community website to find the Showhome you wish to tour, then navigate to the builder’s website to schedule a tour.
With some homebuyers feeling more comfortable staying home these days, many builders are providing you with a convenient option for viewing homes without leaving yours.
Using platforms such as FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp and similar platforms, you can schedule private appointments with an area sales manager. This allowing you to see the home you’re most interested in, while having your questions about the home and the buying process answered for you.
Check the builder’s website to see if this is an appointment they are offering.
It’s never been easier to tour a home at a time that is good for you, without even needing a salesperson to be present.
Sterling Homes has six different homes located in Qualico communities that you can schedule to see all by yourself. These include models in You simply need to go to their website to choose which home to tour, and schedule a time to view it. Once you arrive at the home, the builder will text you the code to let you in the home.
This allows you the ability to see homes at a time that is convenient for you, without the potential for anxiety being around others. Each home that is enabled for a self-guided tour is thoroughly cleaned in between viewings.
Online Virtual Tours
For homebuyers that have just started their search and wish to look at numerous home models to, virtual tours are a great option.
3D tours give you the opportunity to virtually walk through an entire house, providing you with a 360 degree view of each room of the house. Depending on each tour, you can find out specific information regarding what is included in the home, how many finishes you’ll be able to choose from, and even be able to take measurements of any room in the house.
If you’re not ready to venture from the home yet to tour a Showhome, consider visiting our community websites. If a builder has produced a 3D tour of their Showhome in one of our communities, you will be able to find it on our website.
Whether moving is a want or a need right now, Qualico Communities and the dedicated builders we have partnered with, are committed to supporting you in your search for a new home.