Display Homes: How To Plan Your Visit

Once you’ve decided you want to build a new home, finding the right display homes and home design to visit is the next major step in the process. This can be particularly daunting as you’re making a huge decision on the kind of home you want to settle in, and you need to account for all the features needed in a home.

This is where we can help. Our experts are able to step you through the process of visiting display homes and can find the best display home designs for you. We also have close connections with builders and land developers from in most states of Australia and can get you in contact with the right people to start checking out display homes to help you narrow your list. To get you started, we’ve created a plan to help you once you’re ready to visit your chosen display homes.

When is the right time to visit a display home?

Visiting a display home is an incredibly exciting step in the pre-construction process, and allows you to see how your vision and chosen floor plans will actually look. It’s best to ensure that you have started researching what you want out of a home, and the builders that can provide that dream for you. It’s important to have a basic design plan in mind and to know which builders can produce the home you’re after. In a display home, it’s easy to get distracted by the sales consultants set-up and ignore the important structural design aspects you have come to check out.

Making a plan to visit your chosen display homes

There are multiple things to organise before you head to your first visit. Try to check off our entire list below before you head in, and make sure you talk to an expert to ensure you’re getting the most out of your visit.

✔️ Create a shortlist of builders

Create a shortlist of 4-5 builders and look through their display home options. This will immediately narrow down the abundance of homes to look through and give you some guidance on your overall plan of attack when choosing display homes to visit. This is a step that can be very overwhelming, but the team at iBuildNew have an in-depth understanding of what each builder has to offer. Just give us a call and we can wipe hours off research and spreadsheets. Alternatively, check out our guide to display village visits, it could save you a lot of time.

✔️ Speaking to the team at iBuildnew

Speaking to our experts will give you clarity on how to structure your visits, and some peace of mind on picking the right designs and builders for you.

✔️ Look at the display home map

If you’re unsure how to find the display home map, you can check out our guide here. It’s best to keep in mind the areas you want to be living in, and match them with your design floor-plans.

✔️ Look at virtual tours

This is a great way to check out a place before you head in. It can help you personalise your questions for sales consultants and for yourself on the day. You can find some on our website, in selected display home pages such as our Vaucluse 29 by Metricon.

✔️ Organise a day kit

Bring a camera, pen and paper, the above information, and any specific things you want for your home. For example, do you want one or two storeys? What kind of storage space are you after? Do you want a large backyard or shed? Keep these in mind as you go through each home, and check off the ones that have what you want so you have an easier choice to make at the end of your visits.

What should I ask the Sales Consultant on the day?

You should have a set of questions to ask at each display home to make sure they are the right fit. See below some examples of questions to keep in mind, however, you should tailor them to your needs.

1. What’s the build quality?

2. What is actually included in the design and what is just for the display?

3. What upgrades and extras does the home include?

4. How customisable is this design?

5. What do extras and other standards cost?

6. Are there any similar designs or display homes I should visit?

Want to get started on your search for display homes, or just looking to pursue local display homes? We can help you to organise your priorities and can get you on the right track to creating the perfect home for you. Give one of our experts a call on 1800 184 284 or book a call today.

Zoe Langenberg

Zoe is passionate about coffee and interior design. You can find her most weekends exploring an art gallery or devouring a good book.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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