Looking at Homes
When people think about home buying they automatically think about the home looking process. This is an exciting time but it can also be very stressful. If there are many homes on the market that meet your criteria it can be overwhelming.
Be open minded about the homes you are planning to see. Many homes look great online but not so great in person and vice versa.
Try to not see too many homes in one day. Unless you are extremely time limited, it's difficult to see many homes in one day. After awhile it will be difficult to even remember the distinct details of each home.
When I go out with a buyer I provide them with a summary of each home we are going to see. I encourage every buyer to make notes about the homes seen and to immediately rate homes as possibilities or not.
Homes that make the short list should be visited a second time if possible. When you have found a home that you think might be THE ONE, drive through the neighborhood at different times of the day, do a dry run to work or public transportation, look into the schools and the crime stats. It's important that you check out all angles before making an offer, after all, this is likely to be the most expensive purchase you have made.
Do not let anyone rush you into making an offer on a home if you are not sure.
If you are ready to start the home buying process give me a call!