You try to visit as many homes as possible to find the perfect house when looking for a new home in the Edmonton real estate market. Sometimes you end up seeing several homes in a day. With so many visits at a stretch, there is a chance you may miss out on certain home details. To avoid missing out on these things, here are five tips to consider for a home tour.
Carry Your Tools
For a successful home tour, it is necessary to go prepared with certain tools. During such visits, the owner of the house or their estate agent may inform you of the land area details of the house. With lack of a measuring tape, you cannot verify if the information is correct. To avoid this, always carry a measuring tape, camera, and a notebook. You could use the measuring tape to measure the area of the house. The camera will come in handy to take pictures of the house for future reference. Make use of the notebook to jot down details about the house so that you do not forget.
Scan the Locality
Even before you enter a house, scan the locality and the neighborhood. Find out a little about the neighbors, check for the proximity of facilities. Observe whether any structure or tree near the house could harm the house in the future. Scanning the locality informs you if it is a noisy one or not. A calm or peaceful locality could be one of your requirements before buying a house.
Don’t Ignore the Exterior
Another thing to look at before you enter the house is the exteriors of the house. Home buyers often forget to inspect the exteriors and end up with damaged roof gutters and faulty HVAC systems. Take a complete tour of the exterior of the home and check if the deck is sturdy and the HVAC system is functioning properly. In addition, take a look at the garage.
Look for Damage
Once you go inside the house, make a note of all the damages. Check for damp walls, leakages in plumbing, cracks in the structure and overall build of the house. If these problems are present extensively, you might have to reconsider shortlisting the house. Also, if the damages are not that serious, it could help you quote a lower price for the house.
Take an Agent Along
It always helps to have an expert on your side. Taking an Edmonton real estate agent along will ensure that the owner of the house does not confuse you with complicated offers and details. Make use of the expertise of your agent to figure out which house fits perfectly in your budget and requirement pool.
Acquiring your dream home is no easy feat. It’s an intricate process for which you need to be well equipped. Follow the tips mentioned above to be well prepared before you go for a home tour in Edmonton. To get the best Edmonton real estate agents for assisting in home buying and to view amazing listings, reach out to us.