What to do during your display home visit
Make notes & take photos
There’s a lot to take in as you walk through each display home, so make notes and take photos and videos, so you won’t forget what you’ve seen. It may all seem like a bit of a blur later on, and this reference will really help!
Ask yourself some important questions
Does the layout of the home suit the way you and your family live – now and in the future? Do the rooms flow from one to the next? How would furniture work in each space? What size beds will fit comfortably in the bedrooms? How do you rate the workmanship throughout the home? It’s important to be practical when you’re choosing a home builder, so asking these questions now can help you avoid disappointment later.
Consider floorplans not on display
It’s important not to disregard the builder just because you don’t like the floorplans on display. Remember that home builders usually have many different floorplans, and not all of them can be displayed. Instead, focus on factors such as the quality of the build, the level of inclusions and value for money. A good sales consultant will be happy to suggest floorplans that will suit your lifestyle, and talk you through them.
Chat to the sales consultants
Talking to each sales consultant will give you a feel for their level of knowledge and what kind of service you can expect during the build process. You may like to ask:
- If you’ve already purchased a block of land, which home designs would be suitable?
- What’s included in the base price?
- Are you able to make changes to the floor plan?
- What are the next steps?
Check the builders’ credentials
Ask each sales consultant about the builder’s track record. You can also make enquiries about each builder via the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). Hallmark Homes has maintained a spotless record for over 35 years, but not all builders can say the same, so it pays to check!
Visit your favourites again
Set some time aside to revisit the builders you liked the most. And compile a list of more detailed questions to ask each home builder on your short list.
INSIDER TIP: Display homes are built to impress, so make sure you find out if the home you’re looking at features standard inclusions or lots of added extras. And ask for the total cost of the house on display. At Hallmark Homes, we go to great lengths to keep our home styling simple, achievable and affordable, so you can still focus on the home design itself and whether it will work for you.
Hallmark has a display home you’ll love!
If you’re thinking of building a new home in South East Queensland, the best place to start is at one of Hallmark Homes’ 12 display centres. Conveniently located in highly sought after locations around South East Queensland, there’s sure to be one that suits you! If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact our friendly team today.