How to Make Concrete Visualizations When Building Your Dream Home

by Jacqui Zuzgo 06/20/2021

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When you build a new home, you want to see the house as clearly as possible even before it’s finished. Visualizing your new home throughout the building process isn’t only exciting, but it also helps ensure everything is constructed to your liking. Here are four concrete ways to visualize your new home prior to its completion.

1. Walk Through Model Homes

Taking a walkthrough of a model home is a standard way to begin the home-building process, and it’s one of the best ways to visualize what your new home might look like. While you’ll likely choose different options that make your home unique from any of the model homes, checking out features in a model home shows you what those options are like in the completed structure.

Don’t just walk through one model home. Go through as many as the builder has, even if some of them have different layouts than the home you intend to build. You never know what optional features you’ll discover and want to include in your new house.

2. Check Out Completed Homes

If you’re able to, check out other homes that a home builder has completed. While you won’t always be able to do this, there are a few ways you might be able to see a completed home:

  • Ask the builder for referrals of customers who may let you see their house
  • Check for open houses of homes that are for sale and were constructed by the builder
  • Ask family and friends who might’ve used the builder if you can tour their house

Any home that the builder has completed and is actually being used will help you see what your home will look like once it’s lived in.

3. Explore Digital Tours

Software makes it possible to explore many floor plans and features without actually building those designs out. Have fun using a home builder’s software to try different combinations and see what you like and don’t like. Look at what your home’s standard design is, but don’t be afraid to get silly with designs. You might discover something unconventional that you like when experimenting.

4. Watch Your Home During Construction

You don’t want to constantly be on the worksite and acting as the foreperson while your home is being built. You should, however, stop by the site occasionally to see how construction is coming along. With the crew’s permission, walk around wherever it’s safe to do so.

Walking around your home will give you a sense of what it’ll be like once construction is complete. You can pretend to go about regular activities (e.g. making a meal) and measure out where furniture will go. As the home’s construction moves along, you’ll gain a clearer and clearer picture of the house.

Visualizing what your new home will look like is both a lot of fun and highly useful. As you go through the stage of having a new home built, use these tips and you should have a good idea of what the home will look like when it’s finished.

About the Author
Author

Jacqui Zuzgo

I have been a REALTOR® in Massachusetts since 1984 and hold both a salesman and broker license. I am currently affiliated with Five College REALTORS® located at 190 University Drive, Amherst, MA. Over my career, I have consistently been a Top Producer in the Pioneer Valley and have gained a reputation for being a strong-minded, no-nonsense negotiator in the industry. I also frequently rank highly on Boston’s Top 20 for sales in Western Massachusetts. Some of my best qualities include my listening and communication skills. I have time and again proven to work well under pressure with exceptional attention to detail. My commitment to my clients and professionalism is obvious in every transaction.

Representing both buyers and sellers in Hampshire and Franklin Counties, as well as assisting in relocations throughout the United States and globally has helped me embrace the need for quality performance and develop an acute and sincere sensitivity to people's needs. Honing in on what matters most is almost a sixth sense. Communication and awareness of the situation at hand produce a final result that has undoubtedly led to the large referral business I maintain.

Education has been a theme throughout my 30 years of experience. Well versed in technology and holding key designations have proven to be assets to my performance and dedication to the Real Estate field. My never-ending enthusiasm, availability, knowledge and drive make for a seamless transaction every client, every time.

I am a native of the Pioneer Valley. I am committed to sharing all the area has to offer in making your transition, whether long distance or short, a satisfying experience.

Education:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Bachelor of Science 1983
  • Top Individual Seller for Residential Sales in the Pioneer Valley since 2006.
  • #1#1 Realtor in the entire Franklin/Hampshire Counties for Millions Sold since 1999.
  • Highest producer in sales since 2004 in Franklin/Hampshire Counties.
  • ABR®– Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist (only 3% of REALTORS® hold a CRS)
  • e-PRO – Digital Marketing, Certified e-PRO Realtor®
  • GRI – Graduate, Realtors® Institute
  • SRES– Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

Biographical Highlights:

Life long, active member of the community, born & raised in the Pioneer Valley. Graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BS 1983.

Current Committee Involvement:

Member of the local Chamber of Commerce - Post Board of Director's member Volunteer for the Road to Recovery.

Greenfield Community College Foundation Board Member 

Greenfield Savings Bank Corporator

MLS Professional Standards Committee Member

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