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Questions To Ask At Home Showings

Questions to ask about home buying
“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” 
– Gaston Bachelard

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We’re not going to sugar-coat this …

Home buying can be really overwhelming!

You’re making the biggest financial decision of your life and sometimes, you have to make it within the 30-minute window of a showing or open house.

That’s why when we accompany our clients to showings, we encourage you to spend time getting to know the property and deciding if it checks enough of your boxes, while we focus on making sure we ask the important questions:


-Why is the homeowner selling?

-When does the seller want to move?

-How long has the property been on the market?

-Are there any other offers on the property?


-Has the seller made any major updates to the property?

-How old are the appliances, roof and heating/cooling systems? Are they in good condition?

-Have there been any foundational issues?

-Have there been any leaks or water damage in the property?


-What are the property taxes?

​-How much do utilities typically cost?

-What is the school district? (even if you don’t have kids in the schools, this impacts resale!)

Bonus Tip: Don’t let yourself get distracted by the seller’s home decor! You’re not buying that Pottery Barn sofa, you’re buying the foundation, the floor plan and the structure.

Save this post in case you find yourself spontaneously popping into an open house this spring and remember, we’re always just a phone call or text away!

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