The HomeBuilder App

Real-Time Rendering

No more pre-rendered static renderings. Our proprietary real-time rendering engine enables homebuyers to instantly design their house in different color schemes.

Responsive Design

Our HTML5 web app enables buyers to use it across desktops and mobile devices.

Integrates into Your Website

Your app can be fully-integrated into your website or appear as embedded “i-frames”, pop-ups, or new tabs.

Back End Dashboard

Your app includes a secure cloud-based backend Dashboard so Builders can instantly update their app content online – without any programming skills.

Your Own Company-Branded App!

You can customize your own company-branded app with your company and community logos, photos, and colors. Buyers will get a unique personalized brochure branded with your logo and contact information. Your app can then be integrated into your website (as a pop-over, new tab, or embedded), used in your Sales Centers kiosks, and launched from email campaigns and your Social Networks. The cloud database keeps everything in-sync!

Auto Software Upgrades

Your web app automatically incorporates the latest feature upgrades without downloading updates or additional costs.

Save, Compare, Share!

Buyers can save, retrieve, compare and update their custom designs in our online cloud database. They can also save their creations on Facebook and Pinterest!

In-Depth Analytics

Discover your most popular neighborhoods, plans, color schemes, options, house lots, square footages, and much more! Customer data is collected in both anonymous aggregate and personalized detail – for those who save their favorites.

FIND features

Search Communities by DESCRIPTIONS and LOCATION

Find your ideal community from community photo tiles or an interactive map. The tiles typically show lifestyle or neighborhood images, and display the community name and city. As you mouse a tile, the community’s square footage, bedrooms, baths, and price ranges appear based on current data. Location-centric buyers can find their ideal community from an interactive map with teardrop markers of each community’s image.

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Access COMMUNITY INFO and PHOTOS

On each community’s page, you are presented with a neighborhood photo slideshow. A short caption briefly describes the neighborhood. Click on the “Learn More” button to get an in-depth description, get the sales agent’s contact information, and access the Points of Interest Map. The neighborhood logo also appears here.

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Views POINTS OF INTEREST

Our unique Points of Interest Map creates a green radar field in 2, 5 ,10, 15, and 20 mile radii from your community. You can select your amenities or search specific items. Your amenities will appear in the search radar of the interactive online map. The points of interest data are accessed via a real-time google maps interface.

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Get UP-TO-DATE LOT STATUSES

A snapshot image of your community’s site plan with up-to-date lot statuses is dynamically-created from your cloud database. Not only do you get an attractive view of the neighborhood’s size and layout, but you can also easily reference: available, inventory, model home, reserved, under construction, and sold lots.

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Search MOVE-IN READY and DESIGN YOUR OWN Homes

Interested in Move-in Ready Homes? Just click on the “MOVE-IN READY” button to view a gallery of the community’s Inventory Homes. The homes are displayed with photos, street addresses, square footages, bedrooms, baths, and prices. The gallery can be sorted and filtered based on various criterion. If you prefer to design your own house, then just click on the “DESIGN YOUR OWN” button to interactively create your own home!

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Refine Searches with SMART FILTERS

Smart filters not only automatically display the high and low ranges for each criteria, but as you adjust each criteria, the number of matching Plans automatically updates in real-time. It is smart because you can quickly determine which criteria and what number most affects the number of matching Plans. No more filtering guessing games.smartfilters

Identify AVAILABLE ELEVATIONS, COMMUNITIES, and INVENTORY HOMES

This page presents a slideshow of the home’s base floorplans with a listing of each floor’s available options on the left. Any exterior photos will also appear in the slideshow. Additionally, this page displays: all alternate elevations of this plan, all communities that it is available in, and any move-in ready homes of this plan.

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DESIGN features

Shop with REAL-TIME PRICING & MORTGAGE CALCULATOR

As you design and visualize your home, the sales price and monthly payments automatically update in real-time as you select different options. This pricing information is summarized in the final personalized brochure. No more offline calculations or constant inputting into separate mortgage calculators!

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Customize EXTERIOR COLORS

Our proprietary realtime rendering engine enables you to interactively design and visualize your home’s exterior colors. Select from professionally-designed whole house COLOR SCHEMES or completely custom design your home from a COLOR PALETTE for each material. Or take an HYBRID approach where you choose from specially-designed color schemes and then change the colors for a few specific materials to perfectly suit your tastes.

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Select FLOORPLAN OPTIONS

Interactively design your floorplans with different options. Pricing and monthly payments update in real-time. The app intelligently prevents mutually-exclusive options (options that occupy the same space) from simultaneously appearing. Those options will toggle between the available options. Interior photos of your home will appear in an autoplay slideshow. The custom floorplan appear in the final brochure along with your itemized selections.

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Custom Design ROOM UPGRADES

Interactively design and price different upgrades of a room. The custom interior renderings are amazingly realistic. You can typically design the four Fs: Finishes (paints and stains), Flooring, Fixtures (knobs, lights, faucets, etc) and Furnishings (furniture and appliances). Custom interior designs then appear in the final brochure with your selections itemized.

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Select HOUSE LOTS

After you’ve custom designed your home, you can choose your house lot by clicking on the desired lot on the interactive site plan or choose the lot from the drop-down list. The site plan is zoomable and has a legend that defines lot statuses. Lots can be sorted by availability, lot size, lot number, and lot price. Your selected lot will appear as a close-up inset image and be displayed on your final brochure. Any lot premiums will be added to your Sales price.

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YOUR NEW HOME BROCHURE features

Creates a PERSONALIZED BROCHURE

No more standard brochures with the same generic renderings. Each brochure is uniquely generated around the your selections. Custom renderings are formatted for download, print, or emailing. All selections are priced and itemized for easy reference.

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EMAIL, DOWNLOAD, or PRINT your Brochure

Your brochure auto-formats the custom images for optimum page fit. The created PDF brochure can then be downloaded, printed, or emailed. Emailed brochures collect the buyer’s email address and automatically emails a copy of the personalized brochure to the community’s responsible sales agent.

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SAVE YOUR FAVORITES

Not only do you get a personalized brochure, but you can also save up to three inventory or custom-designed homes to your FAVORITES for easy comparison. Just login to your account to retrieve, compare, and even edit your saved Favorites.

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SHARE on FACEBOOK and PINTEREST

You can share your custom homes with your Facebook friends or followers on Pinterest. After viewing your post, viewers can click on the link to come-up with their own designs or suggestions. This is a great way to launch free viral marketing campaigns to similar demographic target markets.

 

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