It’s no secret that today’s booming real estate market makes for very competitive home-building and buying scenarios. Attending open houses can be a good way to e
Along with the typical movement of buyers and sellers throughout each year, our recent global health crisis has revved up an already thriving residential market, particularly in Florida.
Folks are moving to the Sunshine State for many different reasons, including low interest rates, the desire to leave large metro areas, enjoy a milder climate, and the year-round availability of outdoor recreation. Did we mention no state taxes? Yay!
All of which means if you’re ready to make your move, doing your homework is even more important. ICI Homes has built custom Florida homes for four decades, and we offer many helpful virtual, 3D and digital tools to help you track down your dream home.
But, if you live near our communities in your preferred location, or can road-trip to visit them, there’s a trick that might put you ahead in the game.
Here’s how open houses can help you find your new custom Florida home.
Search move-in-ready homes
You probably know inventory homes (also known as “spec homes,” “showcase homes,” “quick-move-in,” or “move-in-ready homes”) are built for walk-in buyers who don’t want to wait on the build process, or must move quickly for any reason. These usually are popular floor plans finished with neutral designs and materials.
Needless to say, quick-move-in homes have become very popular during the current building and buying boom. ICI Homes is busy building them as we speak, but sometimes they can be rare birds in our most popular locales.
Enter the open house event, which showcases these homes. It’s another way to give yourself a buying advantage.
The open house solution
During these casual events, completed new homes are open to the public and staffed by ICI Homes sales associates during set hours on certain days.
You, the buyer, can plan ahead to attend as many open houses as possible on a particular day(s). Open houses for the week are listed on our website and on our Facebook events.
You might enter one of these open houses and realize it’s “the one.” A quick chat with the on-duty sales associate will let you know if it’s still available. If so, make your move!
Don’t see your dream home? We can build it
Even if you can’t find your new home during an open house event, ICI Homes can build it, especially if you’re not in a rush to move.
Choose your community and attend the complimentary customization consultation available to all ICI Homes customers. One of our talented floor plan designers will help you choose a plan or tweak one of ours. Customization often comes at no or little cost.
Ready for your new custom Florida home? Talk to ICI Homes here.