Your Parade guide: First stop, Rodrock Homes

04/27/2014 12:00 AM

04/24/2014 1:31 PM

It’s the first weekend of the Spring Parade of Homes. Whether you’re looking to buy new or just want to see the latest design trends, it’s an ideal time to shop.

From Olathe’s Cedar Creek to Overland Park’s Coffee Creek Crossing, sparkling furnished models await your visit.

But with hundreds of Parade entries dotting Johnson County, where should you begin?

Starting where you can see the most furnished homes in one place is a smart strategy, say veteran shoppers.

In response, Rodrock Homes is giving savvy Parade-goers an edge. Beginning this weekend, you can tour eight furnished Rodrock Homes’ model homes within just a one-mile radius in the company’s Wyngate, Summerwood and Summerwood Estates communities.

Map your starting point.

To get started, simply visit Overland Park’s Wyngate community’s four brand new models near 159th Street between Antioch and Switzer roads.

From Wyngate, proceed just one mile west to 162nd Terrace and Quivira Road where four more furnished models await touring at Summerwood and Summerwood Estates.

Before you leave these communities, don’t forget to pick up your Parade Guide. Inside you’ll find a map to all 23 of Rodrock Homes’ Parade entry homes spread throughout Johnson County.

More models, more cutting-edge designs.

At all Rodrock Homes’ furnished models, you’ll find pristine new homes that spark your imagination with easy living and fresh design ideas.

The latest in tone-on-tone wall colors — including light and airy whites and grays — set the stage for the newest textured wallpapers, basket-weave artisan tile and luxuriously sleek Carrara marble. Maple and walnut wood flooring provide smooth backdrops for rustic stone walls and fireplaces.

“Each home has something for everyone,” said Rodrock Homes’ interior designer Shay Edwards, who confirms that tour-goers will find a variety of rustic, traditional, transitional and contemporary elements to delight them.

Indeed, offering something for everyone has become a hallmark of Rodrock Homes.

Many homeowners and Realtors who’ve worked with the company say its selection of price points, floor plans and places to build make finding a home easy.

Wider selection, wider price range.

Dreaming of a luxurious walkout overlooking water? A two-story family home in the award-winning Blue Valley School District? A secluded reverse 11/2-story surrounded by mature trees or maybe a custom floor plan priced in the mid $300,000s? Chances are Rodrock Homes has a home for you.

With homes ranging from $319,500 to over $1 million, the company currently customizes over 20 different floor plans ready for building in Leawood, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee and Olathe.

Samantha Dickey first discovered the Rodrock Homes’ Lancaster III open floor plan at

rodrockhomes.com

. She loved the furnished Lancaster she toured, similar to the furnished Lancaster 4.5 open today at Wyngate.

“But we wanted to live further north,” explained Dickey, who was delighted to find that Rodrock Homes was willing to build her the same home in Lenexa.

The company also agreed to customize the Lancaster to fit the Dickey family’s needs.

“We happened to run into [Rodrock Homes COO] Jeff Gifford while we were touring the Lancaster on a Saturday,” said Dickey’s Realtor, Cindy Mason of Reece Nichols. “He talked to us on the spot about the changes we wanted and said he could make them happen.”

Along with changes to their kitchen layout, the Dickeys raised their first-floor ceilings without sacrificing second floor space.

“This is the third house we’ve built,” Dickey said. “Rodrock Homes has offered us the best experience, the best product we’ve had yet.”

Varying home prices, same customer service

. And while the company offers a wide range of home prices, its high standards for customer service are the same exacting ones at every price point.

Sales Associate for Coldwell Banker Good Life Real Estate Group, Nancy Ralston, recently helped clients purchase a home in Summerwood.

“They go above and beyond what others do,” said the Realtor.

Ralston points to an exceptionally open line of communication between client and builder. Recently the company sent construction site photos to Ralston’s in-town clients just to keep them abreast of their home’s progress.

“The service has been unbelievable,” confirmed Ralston.

In-house design center.

Part of that above-and-beyond service for most clients includes free, personalized interior design.

In the company’s in-house design center, each client meets with a dedicated interior designer, builder liaison and project manager. There the newest and greatest in home finishes and furnishings await your choosing. The result? A personalized, up-to-date home that fits you like no other.

Start now. But with the Parade in full swing, starting your tour now is a good idea. To get the best selection of Rodrock Homes’ floor plans, price points and places to build, make the eight furnished models at Wyngate, Summerwood and Summerwood Estates your first Parade stop. You’ll be glad you did.

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