Tips when veiwing a home with your Realtor

When viewing a listing with a realtor, it’s essential to gather as much information as possible to make an informed decision. Here are some tips to consider:

Prepare in Advance:

  • Identify your priorities and preferences before the viewing.
  • Make a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves.

Ask Questions:

  • Inquire about the neighborhood, local amenities, schools, and safety.
  • Ask about the reason for selling and how long the property has been on the market.

Check for Repairs and Maintenance:

  • Look for signs of wear and tear.
  • Check for any needed repairs, both inside and outside the property.

Inspect the Infrastructure:

  • Pay attention to the condition of the roof, windows, doors, and foundation.
  • Check for water damage or leaks.

Examine Utilities:

  • Test faucets, toilets, heating, and cooling systems.
  • Check for energy efficiency features.

Evaluate Storage Space:

  • Assess the amount of storage space in closets, cabinets, and the garage.

Note Natural Light and Ventilation:

  • Evaluate the amount of natural light in each room.
  • Check for adequate ventilation.

Consider Room Layout:

  • Evaluate the flow and layout of rooms to ensure they meet your needs.

Take Note of Odors:

  • Pay attention to any unusual smells that could indicate potential issues.

Explore the Surrounding Area:

  • Walk around the neighborhood to get a feel for the community.
  • Consider proximity to public transportation, shopping centers, and other conveniences.

Document Your Visit:

  • Take photos or videos to help you remember the details of each property.
  • Make notes on features you liked or disliked.

Discuss Next Steps:

  • If you’re interested, discuss the next steps with your realtor.
  • Inquire about the process of making an offer and what documentation is required.

Remember, the more thorough you are during the viewing, the better equipped you’ll be to make a decision. Don’t hesitate to communicate openly with your Realtor and ask for any additional information you may need.