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Mistakes to Avoid When Touring A Home

When it comes times to begin touring homes, there are a lot of factors that you need to consider. There are a multitude of things that you both should and shouldn’t do when it comes time to buy a home. Here are a few things that you should absolutely avoid when it comes time to start looking at houses.

Dwell on the Details

If you are touring homes, there will almost certainly always be things that you do not like about a home. However, dwelling on things such as paint colors or flooring will make you lose focus on things that are much more important when it comes to buying a home. Aesthetic details are almost always easily fixed so try to look past these things. Determine what your priorities are in your next home such as location, layout, and other major disclosures.

Take Good Notes

Chances are you will not just view one house. After a handful of houses, they may all start to look the same, even if they aren’t. You will want to take notes and keep tally of both the pros and cons. This will not only help you keep track of the homes you loved (and didn’t love) but also may help you prioritize what is truly important to you in your next home.

Say Too Much

If the selling agent or seller is in the home that you are touring, you will want to watch what you say. Dwelling on negative things can do more than just offend the seller. It may also hurt you when it comes time to negotiate. If the seller has an idea of all the things you may fight them on, they may not be willing to negotiate with you at all.

 

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