You asked for more Artisan — we’re pleased to announce there will be not one, but TWO Artisan Home Tours next year! In addition to the summer tour in June, a second tour will be launched in October 2023. We hope you can join us for the Artisan Home Tour events next year!
John Kraemer, chair of the Artisan Home Tour committee, shares the exciting news about the 2023 tours.
Save the Dates
2023 Summer Artisan Home Tour: June 9-25, 2023
2023 Fall Artisan Home Tour: October 6-22, 2023
The Power of the Artisan Home Tour Brand
Housing First Minnesota is proud to present the Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes. With over 70 years of experience presenting the nation’s largest Parade of Homes tours the Artisan Home Tour brand has grown to become a highly anticipated consumer event each summer. Our home tours get thousands of visitors over their various weekends, making them the perfect opportunity to boost exposure and new leads.
With the addition of a second Artisan Home Tour in the fall, builders and remodelers get another chance to reach consumers directly. Home tours give our members an exclusive opportunity to advertise their work and showcase new models or products.
On each Artisan Home Tour, consumers get to tour new homes designed and constructed by the region’s most exceptional homebuilders and amazing remodeled homes by the area’s top remodelers. Whether new or remodeled, these are all incredible residences that truly combine artistic vision with master craftsmanship, and do it perfectly.
Many consumers come out to see the homes on the tour because they intend to build or remodel within the next year. Others may be gathering ideas or aren’t quite ready to move yet, but they are establishing relationships through repeat visits to builders’ homes on the tour. Entering a home in the Artisan Home Tour can be a powerful tool in kickstarting new business.
What Builders & Remodelers Are Saying
“Every year that we showcase one of our homes on the Artisan Home Tour, we always receive dozens of quality leads, which have always led to new business for our company. There is no better way for a consumer to see your work than to personally take a tour where they can see, touch, and feel the finish level and personally get to speak with the builder.”John R. Kraemer, John Kraemer & Sons, Inc.
“We have loved being a part of the Artisan Home Tour. This high-end tour features the talent from our local artisans, the craftsmanship from our subcontractors, and the quality from builders. This tour is extremely beneficial to our company’s future success. The organization of this tour is professional and extremely well-run. We are very grateful to have a tour like the Artisan Home Tour in our community and will continually plan in advance to have a home to showcase.”Rick and Amy Handle, Hendel Homes
“The best way to show our work to a luxury buyer is the Artisan Home Tour. A large number of attendees that tour the homes are looking to build a new higher-end home or renovate. The Artisan Home Tour gives me the opportunity to meet with each of those attendees in person. We simply see the tour as our best opportunity to gain upper-bracket clients, and the results are proven in our new sales the year following the tour.”John Quinlivan, Gordon James
The Artisan Home Tour has become a key component to our business plan. The professional manner in which the tour is organized and marketed has elevated our brand in the market. The tour continues to be a leader in marketing and technology that creates an exceptional visitor experience. We strive hard to enter a home in this event every year.”Curt Swanson, Swanson Homes