Builders are using web technology to enable buyers to choose custom options.
Home buyers are increasingly using the Web to select floor plans, take 3-D home tours and browse links to community information. "Builders are... constructing technology that will allow homebuyers to choose the floor plan they're interested in, along with the counter tops and flooring they want, on the Internet before they visit the subdivision's design center."
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan
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