5 tips to make the most of your display home visits

5 tips to make the most of your display home visits

If you're in the market to buy a home, it can be a bit overwhelming. Perhaps you've looked at hundreds of listings and thought about the features and amenities that are important to you. You may even have toured some homes already, but not quite committed to purchasing. But experts at New South Homes say that your display home visits are the perfect occasion to understand the whole process and find your dream house. So you should make the most out of it. Here are some tips.

Don't be afraid to ask

  • Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Don’t be afraid to correct the salesperson.
  • Don’t be afraid to say no, even if it means not buying a home that day (and maybe ever).
  • Take your time.

Do your research

Research is key. It's a fact of life that if you want to find the right home for yourself, your family and your wallet, it will take time and effort. But research can help make this process easier by providing information about the local market so you know what's available in your area before visiting a property showroom or other realtor.

You should also consider doing some preliminary research on areas where you might choose to live: How long have they been around? Are there any neighborhoods that have good schools nearby? Do they have community centers nearby where there are activities for kids who play outside all day long or do they prefer staying inside playing video games instead? This way, when it comes down time deciding which house looks best.

Don't be shy about entering display homes

Display homes are for everyone. Yes, it's true that most buyers aren't interested in them and many sellers don't even think about them. But there are lots of people who would love to see your place on the market—even if they can't afford it! These include:

  • Parents who have been dreaming about buying their first home but just haven't found one yet (and don't have time or money for an agent)
  • First-time homebuyers who want to see what's out there before putting down large deposits on listings that aren't quite right for them

Think about what's important to you

When you're looking at a home, it's important to ask yourself what matters most to you. Do you need space? Is walking distance an issue? What kind of neighborhood do you want in your home? These questions will help guide the process when it comes to deciding whether or not this is the right place for you and your family.

Once these factors have been identified, they should be considered throughout the entire sales process so that there are no surprises later on down the road!

Is it for sale?

If you're visiting a house for sale, it's important that you know what the asking price is and how much time is left on the listing. You can also get a feel for other factors such as:

  • The neighborhood – Is it quiet or busy? Do people like it there?
  • What amenities are nearby (e.g., schools, parks)? What are they like?
  • How long has this house been on the market? Is there anything unusual about it (e.g., structural problems)?

Take advantage of a display home to help with your decision-making process

When you visit a display home, you'll have the opportunity to see what's available. This can help you get an idea of what you like and don't like about different styles, colors, and other features. You may also be able to get ideas for how to make your home more energy efficient or even just easier to live in.


If you've got any questions about how to make the most of a display home visit, we're here for you. It's our goal to provide you with all the information and resources necessary to make an informed decision on whether or not this is right for your family. We want your experience in our homes to be enjoyable and informative - so please don't hesitate to reach out if there's something else we can do.


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