HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DISCOVERY PACKAGE
By JG WALKER
• If you’ve focused on a particular geographical
area, consider scheduling more than one Discovery
Package while you’re there. Comparing and contrasting what each community has to o;er is a great way to
enhance the quality of your decision-making process.
• Prior to your visit, research local real estate values
and trends. Also, think about the lifestyle you envi-
sion in the context of what amenities and social op-
portunities that the community o;ers.
Nearly all residential developments and retirement communities now o;er “Discovery
Package” deals designed to encourage in-person visits. Generally speaking, for a fee starting
at $100-$300, you’ll get a night or two of accommodations at an on-site property or nearby
hotel, plus complimentary extras like meals, a round of golf, a spa visit, and the like. You’ll
also be given a tour of the development.
If you’re serious about making a move and ;nding out what a given community has to
o;er, a Discovery Package can be a great way to jump-start that process. Here are some tips
to get the most out of your visit: