Open homes

Open homes

A vital part of the search for a new property is attending open homes. It can be a little daunting and time consuming at times, but it represents an important part of the research process in finding a home. It also allows you to get inside a property and really assess its suitability for your needs.

Consider these four tips when going through the open home process:

1. Know what you are looking for
Spend some time before you attend an open home to make a list of the attributes you want in a property. Once you have this, check items off the list while you are visiting the home. You might strike it lucky and find that the home fulfils all your needs and wants. If not, you will be able to see what is missing from the property and move on to another property or adjust any forthcoming offer.

2. Be systematic
Work your way systematically through a property when visiting an open home. Find a method that works for you and try and stick to it. If the agent supplies a floor plan of the house, use it and cross rooms off as you inspect them. This will help you avoid missing any features of, or issues with the property.

3. Avoid emotional attachment
It can be tempting to become emotionally attached to a house but this can result in overstepping your budget. By using the two points above you may be able to keep a level head when inspecting a property.

4. Ask questions
If you have any questions about the property, make sure that you ask them. The agents who are showing the home are there to help. You may be able to glean some important information such as the seller's reason for listing the property or how many days the property has been on the market.

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 03/02/2016 at 3:01 PM | Categories:

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