Home Center Experience: Choosing Your Clayton Built® Home

Couple in the kitchen on a manufactured home at a home center with a consultant.

Interested to know more about what the process of finding your perfect Clayton Built® home is like? Allow me to walk you through what the search typically looks like, starting with your visit to a home center.

So, you’re ready to start your homeownership journey? Congratulations! At Clayton, we believe this process should be as smooth as it is exciting, but how do we make sure of that? While you can go ahead and schedule a visit to one of our home centers, it can be helpful to do some research about what type of home you’re interested in before you take this step. Learning about all the types of homes — modular, manufactured and CrossMod® — we offer at Clayton, and the differences between them, can help you determine what type of home you are looking for.

Home Center Visits

After you have a general idea of what you want in your Clayton Built® home, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, I then recommend you visit your local home center. Making an appointment will help your local home center plan ahead to ensure you have plenty of time to explore available home models and ask any questions you have.

Expect a warm, welcoming experience from our friendly and knowledgeable home consultants as you look for a slice of the world to call your own. Our home consultants are ready to answer your questions and walk through the home buying journey with you.


Exploring Home Models

By visiting your local home center, you'll be able to see homes and meet team members who want to help you find a home that fits you and your family's lifestyle. Finding the home you love is a big step and we know it's an investment. That's why we're here to help!

But what about some other questions you may still have about the exact process of selecting a new manufactured or modular home? What models are available in your area? What if you really want a specific type of floor ? How do you budget for this type of purchase ? It makes complete sense to have a lot of different questions at this part of the process, and that is where your local home consultant comes in. This next video will show you more about what to expect during a visit to one of our home centers.


Exploring Options and Next Steps

If you find your dream home during your initial visit, your home consultant will be happy to sit down with you and talk further in detail about the next steps in your journey home. But, it’s also OK if you don’t find your home the first time. We have many home models you can keep looking at, both in person and online. Buying a home is a big decision, and we’ll be here to talk through your options and help you find the home of your dreams.

Feel free to go home and think about the homes you saw during your first home center visit, as well as all the information you received and your options and preferences. Consider making a Favorites account to save your favorite floor plans and home options to help you decide which home is right for you and your family, or read some of our Friday Favorite articles highlighting some of our favorite homes and their features. You can also schedule a time to come back to the home center as many times as you need and talk to your home consultant about homes you have been considering.

Remember, your home buying experience is all about you! Your home consultant wants you to enjoy every step toward homeownership, and to help make the process as easy as possible. While you’re browsing some of our beautiful models that are available near you, don’t forget to also read more about buying a home and contact your local home center to begin your journey today!

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