3 Tips to Improve Your Home Search

    3 Tips to Improve Your Home Search

    May 17, 2021

    Searching for a home in today's fast-moving market means homebuyers have to be ready to make an offer quickly! In order to be best prepared to make that offer, here are some tips to help you better understand the property and maybe pickup on some details that you missed on your showing.

    1. Find a virtual tour of the property to get an idea of the overall flow of the house. Take note of items such as windows, appliances, and paint colors to get an idea of what changes you may want to make. If possible, try to get a basic floorplan from the listing.
    2. Use Google maps to find out what dining, entertainment, parks, and libraries are nearby. Find the distance to your local school and check for public transportation routes. As an extra step, use Google maps Streetview function to get an idea of what the neighborhood looks like and the appearance of other houses on the block.
    3. If possible, drive by the property during the evening or on the weekend. Do you see kids playing outside? Are people outside walking or landscaping? How is the noise level?

    As always, a local Realtor can be your best guide as you search to find your dream home!