The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic altered how residential property buyers search and select homes. 360-degree, internet-based virtual tours and responsible safety precautions in model centers are now the norm. Kolter Homes’ Cresswind Charleston located in The Ponds provides homebuyers multiple ways to interact with and experience new homes for sale. Whether buyers use virtual technology to visit and tour homes, or onsite visits, Kolter Homes ensures buyers’ health and safety is paramount.
John Manrique, Vice President of Marketing for Kolter Homes LLC, developer of The Ponds and exclusive home builder at Cresswind Charleston in Summerville, SC, said, “The health and comfort of our customers and employees is priority number one. Even before the pandemic we’ve been enhancing our web site with new tools because many active adult home shoppers are remotely researching their new Charleston home. Having these tools today makes it that much more convenient for everyone to comfortably work together and find the right home with confidence.”
Immersive virtual tours of new homes and community amenities like clubhouses allow buyers to “walk through” rooms to get a clear perspective and feel for spaces. Website tools provide filters to select and save personal preferences and communities. Photo galleries of all homes amplify buyers’ understanding of each. Home searchers can even select and “build” their own virtual home choosing from structural options with the Interactive Floorplan tool. Home shoppers can also schedule an online presentation with a new home consultant for a personal review of the community, homes and discuss all their choices and options.
While stay-home restrictions have eased, Kolter Homes’ vigilance has not. The company wants home shoppers to feel confident when viewing homes in person. Kolter Homes sales office and model park is open daily for walk-in guests. Those who prefer an individual, personal appointment may schedule one at CresswindCharleston.com. Kolter strictly follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) standards with regular temperature checks of staff and guests. Kolter Homes staff will be wearing masks as a precaution. Hand sanitizing dispensers or disinfectant wipes are conveniently located at office entries and throughout model parks. Model homes’ high touch surfaces are frequently sanitized, and traffic flow is actively monitored to allow guests adequate space to tour in comfort.
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