Visiting a Showhome? Here's What You Need to Know Beforehand

Published October 26, 2020 by The Rise West Grove Estates

Are you thinking of buying a house soon and visiting showhomes to get an idea of what new build homes are out there? Here are a few handy tips to help make the most out of your visits courtesy of our developer of new homes in West Springs, Calgary. 

Buying a new build home is extremely exciting. With the blank canvas and numerous possibilities that a new construction home brings with it, you're truly able to put your own stamp on your future house and make it uniquely yours. But navigating showhomes can be an overwhelming experience if you aren't familiar with the process. Here are some of the biggest things you should know before you venture out and start evaluating showhomes in West Springs or Calgary.

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Picking the best home and neighbourhood for your family is not an easy decision, and finding the right neighbourhood will ensure your family's happiness, safety, and development. The Rise at West Grove Estates is a naturally beautiful area in West Springs that boasts top schools, an excellent location, and fantastic recreation opportunities for residents of all ages. 

Want to know if this is the perfect neighbourhood to build a new home in for your family? 


What You Need to Know Before Visiting a Showhome

When you're hunting for a new build home there's no better way to get a feel for what specific builders have to offer than viewing their showhomes. You'll be able to see the wide range of floor plans, designs, and finishes available to you in a given development, allowing you to see in-person what your life might look like if you decide to build with them. But heading out unarmed with the below information could make your showhome visits less productive than they should be. Let's look at what you need to know before you take a step into these living advertisements.

The neighbourhood is important

Before you even step foot in the showhome you should do some recon work on the surrounding neighbourhood. Does it have lots of nearby amenities or green spaces? Does it seem like a place for young families where kids can ride their bikes around everywhere? How does it fit into your work commute? These are the important questions you need to answer before viewing a showhome and falling hopelessly in love with it. 


There's no rush

Now that you've checked out the neighbourhood and determined it's to your liking and meets your needs, it's time to remember that there's no time limit attached to your showhome visit. Granted if you show up right before they close for the day some of the sales associates may not be too thrilled with you, though they'd never show it or say anything. These are major purchases that are on the line after all.

That aside, be sure to take your time as you go through the showhome and take as much time as you need in every room to better visualize how your furniture and appliances would fit in a newly constructed home such as the one you're viewing. Do your best to determine if there's enough space for all your current and future needs and if the design you're viewing will work functionally for you and your family.

Are you in the market for a new home in SW Calgary? West Springs is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods on the hill with amazing amenities nearby. Book an appointment today to visit one of our showhomes and see firsthand what separates The Rise at West Grove Estates from other developments.


A mix of base and upgrades

Showhomes generally feature a mix of base and upgrade options throughout the house to showcase that specific builder's variety of options they have to offer potential homebuyers. This means you won't be viewing a base model or a home decked out with all the fanciest high-end features. Doing this allows the builder to show their range of options and design flexibility, so just be cognizant of the fact that what you're currently seeing isn't necessarily what you'll be getting. Always talk with the builder in question, as most of them offer highly customizable options that could result in you getting exactly what you want in your new build home. 

Pro tip: Floorplans aren't set in stone. If you really don't like the layout of a showhome, ask one of the sales associates if they have different ones for you to consider. This might take a bit of visualization, but it could help you find the perfect functional home for your family. 

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Are you looking for a beautiful, affordable home in a family-friendly neighbourhood? The Rise at West Grove Estates will allow you to enjoy planned green spaces, a strong and well-established community, as well as close proximity to numerous high-end amenities. 

Our showhomes are available to view by appointment only. To find out more, please contact us at 403-250-5650 or fill in our online contact form.


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