Raymond Kerege - How To Find The Home Of Your Dreams

Are appliances, such as refrigerator and washer/dryer, included in the sale? Make sure to get confirmation in writing if you decide that you would like to buy the property. DON’T BE FOOLED BY STAGING Sellers use clever tricks to make a home more appealing. They can strategically light a room to draw attention from a problem or apply fresh coats of paint to cover water damage or mold issues. While you’re viewing the house, look beyond the immediate aesthetics of the interior décor. Focus your attention on what you’ll get when the furniture and interior décor are stripped away. KEEP EMOTIONS AT BAY When viewing a home initially, try not to get attached immediately. Keep emotions out of considerations and only consider the potential property as a building you need to inspect and assess for others. Rapid emotional attachment may cloud your decision making or allow you to overlook failings in the house you might see differently without an emotional lens. If you get attached from the get go, you might make an emotional decision and overlook major problems. Certainly, an emotional attachment will affect your ability to calmly and dispassionately negotiate. VIEW MULTIPLE TIMES If you have found a likely prospect that strongly interests you, view it multiple times. You’re more likely to identify potential problems if you view it several times at different times of the day. You’ll also glean knowledge of the neighborhood at various times. Is a street that’s not busy in the late morning a commuter route in early morning and mid-afternoon? This way, you’ll know what traffic is like in the area and the noise levels that occur at different times. CONSIDER THE OVERALL CONTEXT When viewing, don’t just consider a property on its own; view it in the context of its location. What’s the area like? Is the property adjacent to a train track or noisy intersection? Is there a pub or bar close by that gets noisy at night? How close are you to the things you might need, such as schools, public transit, a grocery store, or hospital? These are


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