Tuesday Tips: Walking Through an Open House

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It's open house season! Summer is filled with open houses every weekend. When Realtors walk through a home there are many things we are looking for to help our buyers make a well informed decision about the home they may want to purchase. Many home buyers tour open houses without a Realtor. Its OK to do this of course, but you should have a Realtor tour the home with you if you should decide you may want to write an offer on the home. A savvy Realtor will know what questions to ask, what things to look for, to research, and/ or negotiate. If you are going through open houses without a Realtor you may want to consider some of these important tips while touring the home. Structure and Mechanical s: There are 3 features in the home that will most likely be the most expensive fixes/repairs. These are the roof, furnace, and windows. So make sure to check all of these to see if they have been replaced or ask the host of the open house if he/she knows the ages of … [Read more...]