The Home Shopping Process
As your Realtor, my most important job is to make the home shopping process pleasant and rewarding for you.
I do that in a number of ways.
I regularly recommend properties for viewing that closely match your needs and wants, and are within your price range. That spares you the frustration of visiting homes that aren’t suitable, and avoids wasting your valuable time.
I make sure you don’t miss opportunities. When a property that matches your criteria suddenly comes on the market, you are alerted within seconds. This gives us an important edge over other buyers, because homes can sell lightning fast in this current market!
I work with your schedule when scheduling viewing appointments, so there’s little (if any) inconvenience for you. Life gets busy, I get that! So whether it’s 10 am or 10 pm, we will be touring properties whenever you are available!
Before you view a property, I provide you with in-depth details on the home, so you can make an informed decision. This includes closing dates, market value, and more. Later, if you have questions, I can always get the answers for you.
I also give you the scoop on the neighborhood, so you get a clear sense of what an area is like in terms of lifestyle, safety, schools, etc. You can count on me to steer you away from undesirable areas, and point out only those I suspect you’d like. Finding the right community is an important consideration for your future happiness in your new home, so we only stick to those that will fit your desired lifestyle.
When you find a property you like, I give you my honest, professional recommendation as to how well the home meets your needs and wants. You won’t have to make such an important decision without my expert advice. As your Realtor, I’m committed to getting you into the right home, and I’m with you every step of the way.
What to Look for when Viewing a Property
Here are a few questions and ideas to consider when viewing homes to help make the process easier and more productive:
Does the home have your “needs” features (those features you must have)? (For example, number of bedrooms, closet space, kitchen size, etc.)
Does the home have any of your “wants” features (those features you’d like to have but would be willing to forgo)? (For example, large backyard deck, spacious family room, etc.)
What is the general condition of the home? (Are there signs that the owners have kept up with repairs and maintenance?)
Will the home need any major repairs, remodeling or renovations? Is there anything, such as the furnace, that may need to be replaced soon?
What do you like most about the home?
Is there anything about the home you don’t like? Can that be changed with a remodeling or renovation now or in the future?
Take a walk around the neighborhood. Are the homes well-kept, indicating pride of ownership?
Do you like where the home is situated in the neighborhood?
Does the neighborhood have what you want? (For example, access to public transit, shopping, local parks, etc.)