Besides the excitement of walking through the model, I was really encouraged by the"foot" traffic the model attracted. Our sales rep (SR), Nancy was very happy with the first showing too. Nancy said that Ryan didn't do any marketing, and that people were coming on their own. Again, I have to disclose that my husband and I were the first to buy in our community. And with being the first, of course one is taking a risk. Your mind wanders--will this community sell out, did we choose the right model, will the incentives be better, will they drop the costs of the homes, and will they need to sell to another developer--and if so, will the quality be the same? So, it was very encouraging to see that people came without any deliberate advertising and that the community had two deposits and two homes under contract or "almost sold" category. So with a total of 16 lots…I am hopeful that Ryan will be able to sell them all.
Another thing that my husband and I were concerned about was our lot choice. We knew from our budget that we could not afford a premium lot and there we a few "free" lots in the community. So, with much deliberation we chose a lot that was about a 1/3 of an acre. To us, it's enough land to enjoy and to give us a feeling of some privacy. Therefore, I was very happy to hear our SR state that many people were interested in our lot, and a couple came in today and said that they've been waiting for the grand opening of the development and were bummed to see that lot 7 (our lot) was already sold. Yes….another good choice made by us!
|Community site plan|
|A007 is our lot…red dot has an "s" for sold.|
|Here is our sign…shows we are in the process.|
|Here is our land…love the house that we will back up to.|
Finally, I told my SR how the Ryan Homes blogging community is a thriving and informational place for potential home buyers. I mentioned that I started a blog and that she may want to tell future buyers to check out the blogs for themselves. Truthfully, it was through these blogs that I felt confidant in buying a Ryan home…so thanks to all my blog peeps! I guess it is time for me to do my other favorite pastime watch Food Network Star and then the season finale of Mad Men…enjoy a few model home photos below.
|Courtland Gate, not our model, but the model of our community.|
|Stairs…love the dark wood, but I think it will be hard to keep clean.|
PS Hopefully, I will hear something from NVR this week. I'm pretty anxious about hearing about the loan approval---still not able to celebrate just yet until we cross that hurdle.