Tips from an Internet Home Consultant

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Get Real Help On Starting Your New Home Search

Between researching neighborhoods, comparing price points, and trying to find the right balance between dozens of important factors, finding a new home can be overwhelming. Taylor Morrison is proud to make every step of the home-buying process easier, and that includes getting started with an Internet Home Consultant, or IHC for short. To give you a better idea of how vital an IHC can be in getting a stress-free start to house hunting, we have a few key insights from Austin-based IHC, Heather about where to start, including useful facts and clearing up common misconceptions (despite the name, you can totally just talk to an IHC over the phone!) As a resident of her own slice of Taylor Morrison real estate in Austin, TX, she’s the perfect guide to newcomers looking for their own Austin home!

What is an Internet Home Consultant?

An Internet Home Consultant is here to assist potential buyers like you in finding that perfect home. “We make being available for you our priority so your questions are answered in a timely manner. We also manage the website and make sure all of the content is up to date – for example, we make sure all the quick move-in homes are on there with pictures and virtual tours to help you visualize the homes.” Internet Home Consultants also keep you informed on any current specials or deals, new sections opening, neighborhood events, and more pieces of big news. In other words, getting in touch with an IHC is a great way to keep updated on everything important throughout the home buying process!

Does an Internet Home Consultant Only Work Online?

No! “We are available by phone, chat, or email to answer your questions quickly to better help you in your new home search. The on-site sales team can be busy out showing homes and in appointments with homebuyers and not able to answer your call. That’s where we come in!” Whether online or over the phone, Internet Home Consultants can answer questions about the region, neighborhood, and individual homes, and schedule an appointment with on-site sales to follow up later. No matter how you reach out to them, Internet Home Consultants are happy to help, and their flexibility makes them a great place for the first step on your home-buying journey with Taylor Morrison.

Are Internet Home Consultants Just As Passionate About Taylor Morrison as the On-Site Sales Team?

Yes! Heather explains that as an IHC, she loves helping find new homes. “I love hearing your story, reasons for moving, and what is important to you in your next home.  It is very exciting to me when I can help you find that perfect neighborhood or home and be a part of helping you start the next chapter in your life!” In Heather’s case, that passion is partly personal – she’s had her own experience with searching through Lake Travis homes for sale. “I’ve lived in Austin for eight years and have worked for Taylor Morrison since we moved here. I also live in a Taylor Morrison home. Austin is a great place and Lake Travis is my happy place!” If you need another Austin-area love story, check out our blog about this couple falling in love with their incredible new Taylor Morrison home in Austin!

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Advice For New Homebuyers

It’s not exactly surprising advice, but Heather’s suggests that new home buyers start their search by contacting an IHC like her. “We can help save you so much time by learning what is important to you in your new home and helping you narrow down all the choices.” She also recommends taking advantage of the Live Chat feature. “It’s fun! You can contact me instantly and I can send you links of homes you may like, pictures, and more.” If you’re interested in another great place to start for new homebuyers, you can always check out the “Your Home” page for some of the most common (and useful) questions we get from buyers exploring new homes.

Internet Home Consultants also exemplify Taylor Morrison’s Values

At Taylor Morrison, we take pride in being voted America’s Most Trusted Homebuilder three years in a row. The Taylor Morrison difference is due to several factors – we build our homes around what our clients want rather than the other way around, we have a commitment to quality that simply can’t be matched, we take our pledge to provide incredible service, design, and neighborhoods incredibly seriously, and we’re proud of our environmental technology, preservation of land, and workplace safety. But the number one thing that sets us apart from the competition is our people – like Heather. Like our other Internet Home Consultants, her speed in replying often takes potential homebuyers aback: “I often hear, ‘Wow, thanks so much for your quick response!’ I’m very quick to send people the info that they need.” The rest of our team is great, too – Heather praised our sales team, builders, and office staff as “truly amazing to work with”.

Get Ahold of Your Local IHC Today!

Let Heather count the ways! “Our phone numbers are on the website. There is a live chat bubble and a form on the website for an inquiry. You can always send an email, too. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!”

Has Heather inspired you to embark on your own hunt for a new home in Austin, TX? Whether you’re ready to dive deep into finding that perfect place to settle down or simply want to get a few questions answered, don’t hesitate to request some information, or call Heather up now to get started. You can also browse our selection of Austin area homes that are ready for you right now, or learn about the signature touches we have available. Don’t forget our other blogs – you can learn whether you’re better suited for the city or nearby suburbs, or check out some of our home personalization tips.

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