Viewing new homes on the market can be a very exciting and fast-paced experience — especially if you’re also selling your current property. You see a home you like, you fall in love with some of its key features, and before you know it, you’re making an offer. But, if you have somehow not considered some of the details, you may wind up discovering, upon closer inspection, that the home doesn’t truly meet your needs.
That’s a recipe for disaster.
We get it: you have to act quickly when you find a property that matches your criteria.
But you also have to protect yourself by making sure that the home really is a good fit and that you’re not being swayed heavily by mere first impressions.
When you’re viewing a potential new home or checking out a property during a weekend “open house”, you’ve really got to make sure you move beyond the obvious questions?
Here are 6 questions smart home viewers ask when viewing a home:
- Will the property require a lot of immediate repairs and upgrades?
- Is the home in a neighborhood that supports your family’s needs and activities (consider commuting time to work, playgrounds for the kids, local shopping, etc.)?
- Is the yard big enough?
- Will the driveway and garage space accommodate all your vehicles?
- Will your furniture and other items fit the space?
- Are there enough bedrooms, bathrooms, closets and storage space for your current and future needs?
Avoid the temptation to focus on only the major features of a home – like a large kitchen. Get down to the nitty-gritty details. After all, it’s a major purchase. You want to get it right!
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