The Ultimate House Viewing Checklist

Research the local property market

Carry out some research into the performance of the local property market as this will help you to determine how much the property is worth.

Spend time viewing the property

it’s always sensible to spend as much time as permitted to view. With more time, you are likely to spot potential problems or fall in love with it.

Investigate the surrounding areas

Take a stroll around the neighborhood to assess how close everyday amenities and services are to the property you are interested in.

Check that utilities are in order

As you move from room to room during viewing, be sure to test utilities to make sure they are in working condition.

Take photos of the property

During the viewing, imagine yourself living in the property with your belongings. Take proper photographs(with the vendors permission) so you can reflect at home without the real estate marketing images

Ask questions

Don’t be afraid to ask your real estate salesperson about the seller and the property. Go armed with a list of questions that are important to you

Consider the additional costs

Many buyers forget to factor in the additional cost they can incur once they have bought a property

Don’t let your heart rule your head

Don’t commit to any property straight away. If your heart rules your head you can rush decisions. Once you’ve completed the checklist above you can get excited.