Tips on buying YOUR next home
Touring homes in the dark can lead you astray
I know you are anxious to see homes and schedules can be overwhelming busy. A frequent assumption would be touring them AFTER work. 5:30 seems a reasonable time, but at this time of year it isn't. The sun sets much before that and by the time 5:30 rolls around, it is DARK outside. So when you ask your agent to tour homes, they may be trying to accommodate your schedule, when in fact they are not helping you at all.
Daylight shows a homes best features! Yes, the front door makes an impression. Yes, you do have to find the front door for that to happen. It is best to go before dark so that you can find the home, and see what it actually looks like. If you are spending time getting lost or only seeing long dark roads, you are not focusing on anything but that. The home that might work can lose its appeal. Seeing yourself getting lost, in the dark, on a long quiet road is how you will remember this home. If you don't know the neighborhood, it can appear that the home is very isolated. It may only be one mile from the main part of town though, and the perception is not all that great of where the home really is.
The Hudson Valley has many residential areas that can seem quite remote and others that are in major subdivisions. We don't have street lights everywhere like some areas. New construction is likely to be on a private road, or a recently dedicated road. Once the sun goes down and it gets dark outside there is no indirect light. If a showing is on one of these roads, it can be quite dark. If the moon is out you may get lucky, but when darkness hits the area, it can be way too dark to tour a home.
Depending on the owners you may be able to tour a home early in the day. I have had new construction buyers come in as early as 7:30am. While it may not always work with a resale home, the builders are not concerned with early-birds. Try to work an early time in the day rather than late. Seeing the home the first time around in the daylight is the way to go. A second showing after dark is not a bad thing either. First showing are best during the day.
When looking at homes for sale there are so many things to consider. Making smart decisions can be a challenge. Make sure that you work together with an agent that knows the area.
I'd love to show you homes in the Hudson Valley when you are ready. I do recommend that we do it during the daylight hours. Let me know you are available so we can get started!
published by: your real estate expert Janis Borgueta Key Properties of the Hudson Valley as a community service in Newburgh NY. To receive more real estate information please subscribe to this blog. Looking to buy a new home? Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. You can contact Janis at (845)-527-7115 or find her on Google+.