Top tips to consider when viewing a property
Here are our top tips for you to consider when viewing a property for sale or to rent
Know what you want before you view.
Set your budget
Be clear on your property requirements, the space, type of property, garage, garden, location, etc
This way you wont waste your time being shown properties that don’t meet your requirements.
Have an open mind.
Be prepared to look past how the current owner lives, furnishings etc. Don’t be distracted from what is important to you.
Have a second pair of eyes.
Take a friend, family member for a second opinion. Remember they may not fully understand your requirements or your vision so don’t be afraid to disagree but use the opinion to question things and consider the property from another angle. You may just well come across something you completely missed.
Give yourself plenty of time to take everything in.
We would recommend 30 minutes to be a minimum for viewing the inside of a property and 30 minutes outside.
Second view if required.
Ask plenty of questions
As about the property, the local area and even as to why the vendor is selling if you are viewing to buy.
Look for tell tale signs of issues such as damp, cracking etc.
This will help you determine what kind of survey you will instruct if purchasing
Explore the neighbourhood.
Walk the local area.
How far away is the nearest shop.
Its unlikely you will find a property that 100% matches your exact requirements and that is 100% in the condition you would like. Know the elements that are a must have.
Be polite and courteous
Remember you are in somebodies home and could even be viewing with the homeowner present so be polite and courteous and a good impression can be formed. This may lead to more information being provided as conversation flows more easily and may also benefit you should it come down to a multiple offers situation.