Touring A Home: This is an Easy Process to Remember
Any time you actually get to the part of the process in touring a home this should be approached in two steps.
A good deal of home searching requires listening to your intuition. While you should make sure you have all the facts, you also need to listen to your heart and not just your head. When you're looking at a home that seems perfect in every way but you have a gut feeling that something is wrong, be careful. Ask more questions; look at other homes. Too often, home seekers are so excited that they forget to listen to the voice in their heads.
The first step should be your initial visit and your initial reaction. See how you feel the very first time you step into the home. For the time being, ignore your reaction to the outside of the home. After all, looks can be deceiving. When you begin touring a home
, simply go through each room once and get a feel for how comfortable you are within the space. In between the first and second tour of each home, take some time to write down your initial reactions to the first touring. This is going to help you compare it to how you will feel on the second round.
Second Time Around
The next step is to complete the second tour. This is the time to get a closer look at everything. Start with walking around the outside of the home
and taking it all in. Once you have spent time outside, go inside and inspect everything again. Look at the walls, the floors, inside cabinets, in closets, underneath rugs, and underneath furniture. Using your previous notes, see how the home compares to the first reaction you felt.
Always remember that there is no perfect time to buy a home. It's better to be safe than sorry. Take your time and be 100% sure before committing to a new home. When you have that feeling that you have found the perfect place, you'll never regret buying it.