Finding the Dream Home – Time To Go Shopping!
When you go shopping for groceries or clothing, you’d never leave home without some idea of what you want to buy, right?
Touring houses is like shopping for a home. You’ll be able to take your wants and needs for your dream home and start translating
them into reality.
What to Bring to an Open House
• Your agent! (that’s me)
• Pen and paper
• Measuring tape and measurements
• An open mind!
How to Tour A Home
When you arrive, you may be greeted by the listing agent (this could also be me). While you can chat with them, you’ll want to let them know you’re represented – introduce them to your agent! (Me Again!!)
While you can absolutely talk to the listing agent about the property, leave “negotiation” types of questions off the table. Your buyer’s agent is a pro at having these conversations and will be able to get the right information at the right time.
Walk through the home twice if possible: Once to see its general layout and “feel,” then go through a second time to look at more specific items of interest to you. Open up closets, take measurements, do whatever you need to do to see if this is a good candidate for you.
Make sure you keep what’s important to you in mind as you tour a home. A gorgeous living room with a natural stone fireplace may be appealing, but not if the kitchen is tiny and cramped and you love to cook!