Once you start on your property search, it doesn’t take long to get a few viewings lined up. If you sign up with AP Morgan Estate Agents in Stourbridge, because of the variety of properties we have available we can usually arrange a few viewings on properties that meet your requirements.
It’s important to remember that a property that looks perfect for you on paper may not turn out perfect when you go to view it. We can also say with some certainty that there is nearly always something that turns out to be a must-have that you haven’t previously considered until starting to view properties.
We’ve wrote this guide to help you make the most of your viewings.
Bring someone else along
It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the moment when viewing a property – whether you’re buying alone or with a partner. There’s always a lot of emotions flying around when you’re potentially viewing your future home. Therefore, it’s often a good idea to bring someone along who won’t get as caught up and will be able to give you a good second opinion. Often this can be a friend or a family member.
Be open minded
Not every property you view will be decorated in a manner that appeals to you, or indeed with much taste at all. How a property is decorated is easy to change, talk to your Stourbridge estate agent about it, and they will be able to help you take this into account if you wish to make an offer.
The most important thing is considering the space and making sure you can imagine yourself and whoever you will be living with (be that a partner, or your family) living in the space.
Make sure to look outside
Most of your time on the viewing will be spent inside the property – rightfully so, as this is where you will spend most of your time if you move in. It is, however, really important to take a good look outside. Check the guttering and roof for any signs of potential damage as this will cost a lot to fix if there are any issues. Also make sure to check the garden, fence panels, etc. Whilst these aren’t as costly, you will need to take any work that needs doing into account when making any offers.
Take your time
Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you will make, and it’s important not to rush the process. Allow at least 30 minutes, if possible, take even more. If an estate agent is accompanying you, they will let you know when they need to get going to their next appointment. If you want to come back, let the agent know and get something else booked in!
If booking another viewing, it may be a good idea to see the property at a different time of day and to see the neighbourhood at other times.
There are no stupid questions
Throughout their careers our estate agents have dealt with all sorts and have been asked all sorts of weird and wonderful questions! We can’t stress enough that this is your future home you may be viewing, so it’s important to be as informed as you can, no matter how trivial or silly the questions may seem.
By following all of the above guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to finding your next home in Stourbridge. If you want any more guidance, or want to book a viewing on one of our properties, please give us a call!