What to Look for When Touring Model Homes

When you’re considering building a custom home or a spec home, you may have the opportunity to tour model homes. Model homes are an example of the type and style of home a builder typically designs. No one lives in the model home; it simply serves as a physical representation of what you see on paper. Before you start looking at houses for sale in Greensboro, NC, here’s what you should look for when touring model homes.

  • A functional floor plan. Don’t let beauty override functionality. Model homes are professionally decorated and immaculately preserved (since they are not lived in), which can distract potential homebuyers from the actual layout of the home itself. Imagine what it would be like to go through your daily life and routine in the home.
  • Design elements you like. If there are certain features in a model home that you particularly like, take pictures and notes so that you can incorporate those items in your home design. Whether it’s the open floor plan, the layout of the kitchen, the vaulted ceilings, the elaborate foyer, or some other aspect of the home that stands out to you, be sure to document it so that you can refer to it later. You’ll be glad you did when it’s time to design your home.
  • DĂ©cor and style. Some agents may advise you not to let the home dĂ©cor distract you from the home itself, and while that is sound advice, it doesn’t hurt to notice interior decorating elements you like. The things that catch your eye will help you down the road when you’re ready to decorate your new home. Establishing your own style is easier when you incorporate ideas that you see around you. Just be sure to give it your own flare so that your home doesn’t end up looking like a model home.
  • Features that satisfy your wish list. Make a basic list of your wants and needs for your new home. Knowing what you are looking for can help you to determine if a model home will meet your requirements. Keep in mind that many options are customizable. You may see some things you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it in a model home.

Tour Model Homes and Houses for Sale in Greensboro, NC

Smith Marketing and Allen Tate Realtors® offer tours of model homes and houses for sale in Greensboro, NC to potential homebuyers. If you wish to see an example of a home before working with a certain builder or moving into a particular neighborhood, model homes are designed for just that purpose. Potential buyers can walk through a home that is similar to the style and design of the home they will most likely have built. Spec homes offer a wide variety of options and with custom builders the possibilities are endless. Use the model home tour to your advantage and gather ideas for your own. Call Smith Marketing and Allen Tate Realtors® today to set up your first model home tour: (336) 215-7880.