Hello everyone, and welcome to “What’s Up Wednesday.” Today, I’m going live to address a topic that has been filling our inbox with questions lately. I often reply to these inquiries with an invitation for an information session. But what exactly does that entail? Is it binding in any way? Well, let’s delve into the world of information sessions and why they are a crucial part of the homebuilding journey, whether you’re working with us or another builder.
The Significance of Information Sessions:
An information session is a seamless and vital appointment when you’re considering building your dream home. It serves as an opportunity for you to gain valuable insights and guidance from your sales team. During this session, you’ll embark on a journey of exploration, helping you make informed decisions about your new home.
Exploring the Community:
One of the first things you’ll do in an information session is take a tour of the community. This allows you to assess the location’s suitability for your daily commute and whether you like the available home sites. Location is key in finding the perfect spot for your future home.
Meeting with Your Sales Consultant:
Once you’ve had a glimpse of the community, you’ll head to the sales center to meet with your dedicated sales consultant. This is where the real magic happens. During this meeting, you’ll engage in a discussion about various essential aspects:
Your Budget: You’ll discuss your budget, helping your sales consultant understand your financial parameters.
Desired Floor Plan: You’ll share your preferences regarding the type of floor plan you’re looking for.
Your Homebuilding Goals: You’ll outline your overall goals for your future home.
Selecting the Ideal Floor Plan:
Many builders, including us, offer more than one-floor plan. The key is to find the one that suits your needs and preferences. During the information session, your sales consultant will work with you to identify the plan that aligns with your vision.
Options Are Endless:
It’s important to note that builders can’t have every floor plan available on-site or under construction at any given time. However, don’t be disheartened by this fact. Our expert photographer captures our homes after they’re completed, ensuring that you can see them in their full glory. These images can be virtually staged or, in some cases, they may already be furnished.
Customization and Budgeting:
An information session is instrumental in determining what can and cannot be built within each floor plan, based on your preferences. It also helps you create an overall budget. Your budget is a critical factor, and by sharing your financial parameters, you enable your sales consultant to select the most appropriate plans to explore with you.
Navigating Your Options:
Together with your sales consultant, you’ll navigate through the plans—virtually or by visiting our displays. This process will involve pricing out various options to see how they align with your budget. It’s important to remember that during this phase, you don’t need to be constrained by budget concerns. Consider all features and upgrades you desire without worrying about the financial aspect. Once you have a clear understanding of your preferences, you can determine which features are non-negotiable and which you can compromise on to stay within your budget.
Making Informed Decisions:
all information sessions are about equipping you with the knowledge and insights you need to make informed decisions about your new home. While a brochure may give you a basic idea, there’s so much more that can be done with every plan. The availability of options varies by builder, and past homeowners may have made unique modifications to the same plan, enriching your choices.
In a nutshell, information sessions are a valuable step in your homebuilding journey. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore floor plans, discuss customization options, and create a budget tailored to your needs. So, before you embark on your homebuilding adventure, don’t underestimate the power of an information session.
Building a new home comes with feelings of anticipation, excitement, and satisfaction. Cannon Builders understands the exhilaration of creating a new construction home, which is why we keep each homebuyer in mind during every new project. We are a family-owned home builder with 50+ years in Lincoln County and Warren County, MO. Our company is based in Troy, MO, which is part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. We have been going strong for decades, even when the housing market experienced hard times.