Open houses may be staged to look like a home decor dream, but don’t let that distract you from the real reason you’re there: to potentially buy a home. Make sure you can look past the neatly arranged furniture and focus solely on whether the house would be a good fit for you and your family. To help, here’s a home buyer’s checklist of things you might have missed at first glance.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.century21.com
Many people start their search for a new home by dropping in at Open Houses. Offering less pressure on the potential buyer, open houses can also be very busy, and the buyers end up rushed or feeling crowded by other attendees.
This list gives the buyer a few things to look for such as:
- Checking window locations
- Are there enough electrical outlets
- Is there lots of closet space
- Check the floor underneath any rugs
- Are the floors level
- Is there enough insulation in the attic
My advice to prospective buyers: use the free tour of the house just to see if the home feels right, and ALWAYS book a private tour with your own agent afterwards.
During private tours you will have more time to discuss your thoughts and needs, and to look for any potential problems you might have overlooked during the quick Open House visit.