show homes for you to view across our multiple communities in Red Deer, Blackfalds Sylvan Lake, and Penhold. If you’re hoping to stop by a show home soon, below are 5 tips to help you make the most of the experience and make your decision with confidence. Read on to learn more! 1. Know That You’re Looking at ALL the Options Showhomes are your builder’s opportunity to show and tell you all about their floor plans, features, and what helps set their homes apart from others. This means that the model you’re seeing likely has all of the bells and whistles, and you’ll want to keep that in mind as you explore. Be sure to talk to the buidler and determine what’s considered standard for each of their homes, as well as what could be added and what it costs. 2. The Floor Plan May Be Flexible Many builders will have a set selection of floor plans available, which helps them expedite construction and ensure high-quality results when building multiple homes. With that being said, if there’s a few things you’d like tweaked, don’t be afraid to ask if there’s an opportunity to make changes and what the additional cost of doing so would be. Most builders are happy to accommodate and will work with you to find a solution that works best for everyone. 3. Is the Show Home for Sale? If you’re viewing a model in a community that’s nearing completion or if the show home itself has been around for a considerable period of time, the developer may be ready to put it on the market as a quick possession home. Quick possession homes are a great option if you’re not keen on the waiting period for a new build, but want all of the perks of being the first person in your house. 4. Community Whenever you move, it’s not just the house itself that makes you feel at home. Choosing the right community is a huge part of setting up your new life and making sure you feel comfortable while settling in. While viewing show homes, take some time to explore the area and see where schools, shopping centres, entertainment complexes, and other amenities are located. 5. Take Your Time Finally, it can be easy to “just pop in” and tour a show home, but if you’re serious about buying, don’t shortchange yourself. Spend as much time as you need looking around, asking questions, and even taking notes to make sure you have the best information possible. Buying a home is a significant investment, and you should never feel rushed to jump into any decisions! Looking to Buy in Central Alberta? Abbey Platinum Master Built is one of Central Alberta’s most trusted home builders and has won multiple awards for our customer service and quality home construction. At Abbey Platinum Master Built, we know just how important it is to find that perfect fit in order to feel at home, and that’s why our team truly believes in partnering with our homebuyers to get to know your needs. Contact us today to learn about our show homes and custom builds!]]>