Tips for Touring A Model Home

Feb 13, 2020

Relocating? Upsizing? Downsizing?  Your new home search will take some time and planning.  Before  you get started, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

As you contemplate your home search consider touring model homes. Home tours offer you the opportunity to see first-hand a variety of floor plans and community site plans.  You can gain an understanding of the options each home offers such as the must haves for your dream kitchen and bathroom. Model home tours allow you to examine the homes craftsmanship and determine if a residential builder is right for you.

Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Prepare a checklist. You will need to understand your budget, lifestyle and your needs versus wants. Ask yourself the following questions.

  • How much square footage do you need?
  • How many bedrooms do you need? Whether it be for your children, your desire to plan for a family, or a guest room for family and friends.
  • How many bathrooms would you prefer?
  • Are you in need a home office?
  • What is your desired floor plan – – Modern Farmhouse, Craftsman House, Cottage House, etc?


Consider what the community has to offer.  Communities offer a variety of amenities and provide an opportunity for you to visit and visualize living there. 

Therefore, recognize and identify the amenities you desire? Some communities offer the convenience of a park where your children can run and play. Others include walking trails to enjoy daily walks or an evening run. Amenities may also include a recreational center with a pool and fitness facility for members of the community.


Take a drive.  During the drive take notice of the conveniences that are available and what will fulfill your needs and the needs of your family.  Is there a grocery store nearby? Are there engaging activities, cultural art center, and shopping cetner, etc. to enhance your quality of life. Could you walk to these locations if you desire, or does it require a short drive?

Prepare a list and outline what are must haves and nice to have in your dream home, be sure to include amenities and what you desire in a community. Next, begin touring communities and take notes.

Home advisor.  Most communities have an informed home advisor who is available to answer questions about the home from home warranty, home buying incentives, local schools and the community at large. A home advisor is a valuable resource and can provide a wealth of information during and after a home tour.

Touring model homes is your opportunity to identify and learn about your preferred home style, floor plan, builders craftmanship, your needs versus wants for your new home.


Contact us to learn more about Robuck Homes Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and Coastal Carolina residential communities