Metricon was featured in the Herald Sun Home magazine last weekend in a story about how to plan your display home visits. In the article, our General Manager, Victorian Housing Peter Langfelder offered plenty of useful advice on how to plan your trips and what to keep in mind in order to get the most from your visit. After all, it is very easy to get confused when you visit many homes across many display villages.
The first piece of advice was to think about what sort of home is going to suit your needs and to do plenty of research so when you arrive you know what you are looking for, "the more time you spend planning your visit, exploring home designs on metricon.com.au and researching before you go will mean that you can get the most out of your visit. Look at the different homes that we have on display in the various locations throughout Victoria to ensure you are visiting the ones with designs that you think will suit your family and lifestyle."
Peter also suggested that potential buyers visit four to five centres in a day during their initial research phase so as to explore what is available in the market. If you are further down the home buying process it is worthwhile to limit the number to two or three display centres in order to remember everything that you have seen. "Make sure you have enough time to give each home the attention it deserves. It's better to pay a second visit than rush through the displays".
When you get to the display centres, make sure that you are prepared with plenty of questions to ask the sales consultant. Take advantage of their expertise and discuss with them what you are looking for in your brand new home, the land that you have available, the locations you are interested in, any home and land packages that might be suitable and what your family wants from their building journey. A great resource available from our website is the "Display Home Visit Guide". Take this checklist along with you on your visits, along with paper, pens and a measuring tape.
It is important that you get the whole family involved in the process as "it's not every day that you go shopping for a brand new home!" And while it may be exciting for the adults to be exploring a variety of homes during the weekend, the fun may not always be shared by your kids. Thankfully at Metricon's display homes there is plenty to keep your children occupied, such as cafes, playgrounds or parks.
Make sure you visit the Herald Sun website where you can view the full story. And remember to explore the various features across our own website - including the starter kits, home designs and LookBook - to help you get inspired ahead of visiting our display centres. And most importantly, remember to have fun.