So, you’re about to embark on what many Americans dream about, buying your first home! The first step in choosing that perfect home is your visual inspection, in other words, taking time to look at the intricacies of the home.
Trivia Fact: did you know 49% of homeowners experience a problem with the houses they’ve bought simply because they didn’t spend enough time researching or checking out the property? You don’t have to become a statistic if you follow a few simple rules:
Do a background search on the property, including the area surrounding it. This will save you time from viewing a property that will not meet your requirements for a neighborhood, or location. Bring a camera and take photos of the homes, carefully taking a close-up shot of the home and other things that you may have liked or disliked about the home. Takes notes on the back of the San Antonio MLS sheet for that specific home in order to prevent confusion later.
Don’t be afraid to ask about the fixtures, attachments, HOA association dues, noise level, average utility bills, etc. If the homeowner is home, take advantage and ask questions, after all, they know the property very well. Real Estate agents are only human – you can not expect to see all the houses you want in a short span of time. There are only so many hours in a day so you must prepare yourself to view a set number of homes, and keep your expectations realistic. Also, be open with your Real Estate agent if they offer free transportation, or would rather meet up somewhere in between.
Be on time. REALTORS® schedule appointments for the homes they will be showing, and it is important to stay on time as many homeowners have to make arrangements to leave the property. Schedule second showings with your REALTOR® of your top pics and take your time getting to know the property before an offer is presented and perhaps drive by at different times to get a feel of the neighborhood. Take your own measurements for furniture placement and appliances as well, and if you have children, don’t forget to check school boundaries and capping issues.Immobilienmakler Heidelberg Makler Heidelberg
Source by Liz Voss