It’s an exciting time – you’re finally ready to purchase a new home! You have a list of properties to tour this week, but how do you make the right decision? Before jumping in, what must you consider, and how can these showings guide you to an excellent financial investment?
Luckily, with this guide to property tours as a homebuyer, you will feel at ease exploring homes and understand the perfect questions to ask. Let’s jump right in!
Make A Priorities List
Before diving into an entire weekend’s worth of open houses and showings, it’s best to make sure you know your budget, and I don’t just mean financially! Consider what is on your “priorities” list, from certain amenities, specific locations, a price range, etc. All of these considerations are essential to know before a showing. They will save you precious time and ensure you won’t be spending more money than you can realistically afford.
Trust Your Realtor®
Remember that your Realtor® has a wealth of knowledge about the local market and is there to help! Real estate agents will preview homes for you and find a great selection of prospective properties to help guide you to the perfect match. Trust your Realtor® in this process. Investing in such a significant financial decision can be daunting, but they have your back.
Take “Good” Notes
If you’re a serious buyer and touring a ton of homes all during the same weekend or even the same day, it can be easy to miss some things. Be prepared to take quality notes of the good and the bad for every property tour. Great notes will help you remember the high rollers at the end of the day and maybe even reveal some hidden gems you might have otherwise overlooked. Remember to go beyond the obvious! Go down your priority list and mark what each home does and doesn’t have.
Let Us Help You Find The Perfect Home
Regardless of whether you’re buying your very first home or your fifteenth investment property, having a trusted professional by your side is essential. Contact Mallach and Company for more insight into the homebuying process and so much more!