Property Searching Tips and Guidelines

A Story by Michele Kreinheder | Updated 03/26/2015 9:09am


 

Property Searching Tips and Guidelines

Figuring out the perfect home for all your needs is something you will need to prepare for, but you can do quite a bit if you know what you’re doing. There are a few things you need to fit into the larger picture, especially when you begin touring any properties ahead. The following tips will provide you with more information on this subject you can use in the future:
  • Prioritizing
Before you start your search you will need to figure out what you really want before you make your move. Once you have that figured out you will have a far easier time finding information on the market and figuring out what you can do to find the right property for your individual needs. With such an approach you will be more efficient in your search in the end.
  • Comparing properties
Once you have figured things out and gone through at least a dozen homes or apartments, you will probably lose track of the smaller things you need to deal with or notice during a viewing. You need to stay organized as much as possible by having a checklist ready for such cases, letting you see your needs in a more focused way. Make sure you consider things like natural light, decorations and additions, the roof and other aspects of the home in question and their conditions.
  • Doing a walkthrough
Whenever you decide to go through a home for the first time, you will probably feel the need to keep quite a few things in mind as you go forward, but you would do well to focus on the essentials. This will keep you from making mistakes as the owners will likely be willing to show you the best features of the place while downplaying its weaknesses, so you will need to keep your eyes open to ensure you notice all details before you move forward. Once you do that you will have a far easier time tracking things down and finding the right property without making a mess out of things.
  • Floor plans and measurements
You will need to know the dimensions of your furniture so you can figure out whether you can fit it around your potential new home. Having a good floor plan will help, but you will need to be aware of the smaller details surrounding the tasks ahead and how your items may fit in the new home. If you believe you may have items that are too large, then you may need to get rid of some of them so they will be more manageable in the long run.
  • Cleaning
You need to also ensure the future home you plan on buying has been thoroughly cleaned, whether it went through extensive carpet cleaning, kitchen cleaning, bathroom cleaning, upholstery cleaning and so on doesn’t really matter. What matters is its overall condition, as it will reflect upon the professional attitude of the owners as well.
And of course, utilizing the help of an experienced Realtor who knows the area well, is your best bet for success. Long Beach, Lakewood and Rossmoor are my areas of expertise. If you need help finding your dream home, call me today. I am always happy to help!

Michele K

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