We recently spoke with Sheena from Callavate about using Homepacks and one of her concept plan builds...
We've been building for three years. We use all contractors and have two main teams, one crew of four guys and another crew of three.
We saw a need for having plans to show our potential clients and didn't want to reinvent the wheel. We felt like it would be a seamless option to have a variety of plans to show our clients, and would make our service more professional. Also, we really liked the designs.
Just being too good to be true really, my reservations at the start were that I didn't want to select plans because we felt like it limited us, so the fact that we can do the Homepacks PRO Plan and have access to all the plans is ideal because our range of clients is quite diverse, so it just works really well that setup.
Basically, we can get the clients over the line within one meeting because we can go to the site, meet them, and we can instantly go online, we can show them plans that suit that site, get an idea of what style they like by looking through the plans. And that's what I like, as well as being able to just show the clients all the plans so they can pick out a few that they like the style of so they can get a feel for what they like. It makes it easier for the client because they're not having to come to us with ideas of what they like. It really makes the process really quick, seamless and professional.
Usually during the meeting, just to get an idea of what they like and then to give them a quick overview of the variety that we've got. I then go away and pick plans that suit their section perfectly and then present them a selected few, so they don't get too overwhelmed.
I love the fact that I can send you a few changes and they're back with me within sort of twenty-four hours. I think that is a huge benefit because it means that I'm not waiting a week and then the clients are waiting and that sort of thing. The sooner we can get the plans back, the sooner the clients can approve it, and then we can just truck along, that service is amazing!
Also the 3D model you provide with our custom client changes is an awesome added benefit, and the clients think that it's really cool! Everyone says, "wow, that's so cool that you can provide that", and especially with the live cut-through x-sections showing the raking ceilings and stuff.
Oh, God, months! I think it's just huge. I reckon it saves up to two months per client.
The plan was mirrored, the cladding was changed to cedar and a vertical metal rib cladding, the garage door was moved to another wall to match the driveway access, an additional open carport was added as well as an attic above the garage!
"Its made the process with new-build clients really quick, seamless and professional".