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The Charleston New Homes Tour 2015 - Join the Fun!

Charleston New Homes Tour is Back!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You're in luck. The Charleston Home Builders Association has successfully brought back the New Homes Tour! The Tour launched this past weekend and it continues through this weekend, September 18, 19 and 20. Check it out on Friday (11 to 6), Saturday (10 to 6) and Sunday (1 to 6). Homes are being shown in new neighborhoods as well as established neighborhoods in areas such as Johns Island, Goose Creek, Ladson, Summerville, Moncks Corner and Mount Pleasant.

John Weiland Homes, one of the participating builders, had a good first weekend, with over 40 families viewing its two featured homes. Sales agent Wendy Schart is writing one contract and has another family considering. The purchasing family was there promptly at 1:00 on Sunday after seeing the television ad for the New Homes Tour. They knew they wanted John Weiland to build their new home, and they knew where they wanted to raise their family. Imagine how excited they were to learn they could live in Nexton’s new development!

Many other builders have benefited from the Tour as well. Cindy Haviland of Arthur Rutenberg Homes reported a busy first weekend, despite the rainy Saturday, and commented on both the quantity and quality of visitors. Not only are she and her co-agents, Bob Bell and Chuck Lattif, looking forward to the final weekend of this year’s Tour, they are ready to sign up for next year because the Tour has already been “wonderful” for them. And Sabal Homes’ Samantha Ostman reported that they had a decent amount of foot traffic, and they, too, are happy with the prospects they are getting from the Tour.

It's not just builders who are enjoying the Charleston New Homes Tour. Amy McMullen and Glenn Wilkes, sales agents for Saussy Burbank Homes, calculated that 50% of their visitors were direct results of the Tour and the Charleston Floor Plan Book. They had a “steady stream” of prospects all weekend and hope it continues with good weather this weekend.

Meanwhile, agents for David Weekley Homes related they were “much busier than normal” and that they had “lots” of visitors over the first weekend of the Tour. And Jill Posey and Josh Pape for Crescent Homes conveyed they were “quite busy” with “good traffic,” especially on Sunday.

All are looking forward to an even more exciting second weekend. Won't you join the fun?

By Ginger Sottile