Become a Savvy Home Viewer

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Become a Savvy Home Viewer

The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a home is “ buyer’s remorse.” That’s the sinking feeling you get when you realize, days or weeks later, that you may have made the wrong decision.

Say, for example, you buy a home based on your first impressions. When you viewed it, you thought it was just perfect. Then, a few weeks after you’ve moved in, you start to notice that the bedrooms are smaller than you had originally thought and the street is loud and busy. That’s not a nice feeling!

That’s why it’s important to become a savvy home viewer. When you visit a property for sale, you need to move past your first impressions and take a comprehensive look at the property and neighbourhood. That way, there won’t be an unpleasant surprises later on.

Here same some tips on how to do just that:

  • Take the time to carefully view each room, including closets, storage areas and the basement.

  • Make sure you have measurements of all the rooms.

  • Imagine yourself living in the home. Where will you have dinner? How will your furniture look? What is it going to be like to travel to work and school each day? Where will your kids play?

  • Get a professional home inspection. Then, make sure you read and understand the report.

  • Understand and get estimates for any maintenance and repair issues, such as required bathroom upgrades or roof shingles that need replacement.

  • Walk the neighbourhood and get a clear sense of what it’s going to be like to live there.

  • Carefully consider any negative aspects before telling yourself, “I can live with this.”

The best way to ensure you don’t get buyer’s remorse is to work with a good REALTOR! As one of the top producing teams in Central Alberta, Realty in Red Deer can help. Call today.