Brookfield Residential in Fairfax, Va. has introduced a new program that allows home shoppers to tour homes at their convenience and to shop for and customize near-completed models that can be readied for quick occupancy.

Brookfield calls the programs its Empower collection of features for home shoppers. Highlighting the new initiative are My Time Home Tours and My Style Quick Move Homes, both designed to give home shoppers more control over their experience and to help them find the perfect new home sooner.


With My Time Home Tours, home shoppers can tour new homes in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware on their own even before or after business hours. Select homes are equipped with a digital locking system, and home shoppers register online to receive a code that unlocks the front door.

"My Time Home Tours are revolutionizing new home shopping," Brookfield Residential Vice President of Sales & Marketing Gregg Hughes said. "You'll tour the home in a relaxed setting whenever is most convenient for you."

Another innovative new feature from Brookfield Residential is My Style Quick-Move Homes. They offer home buyers the luxury of adding their personal touch, without waiting the usual amount of time to build from the ground up. These homes are already built, but Brookfield Residential has stopped just short of completion.

"We select the home designs and features that are most sought after and begin building the home," Hughes said. "Home shoppers get the benefit of personalizing their selections without the wait of building from scratch. It's the best of both worlds."

Home shoppers add their style by selecting flooring, tiles, cabinets, counters and fixtures. Then their new home is ready within two months.

Available My Style Quick-Move Homes can be found by visiting