buying a home from a distance

buying a home from a distance

4 Things You Shouldn't Do When Looking At Homes For Sale

Jeffery Wright

If you are in the market to purchase a new home, you are going to want to take your time visiting homes for sale in the area you would like to purchase in. However, many people often make mistakes when looking at homes for sale that can make the situation less than ideal and a bit more stressful. Here are four things you shouldn't do while looking at homes:

  1. Go Alone:  Going alone to look at homes for sale is definitely not ideal. This is because sellers are less likely to take you seriously if you aren't there with your realtor. Also, you could be sucked into being persuaded by the seller to only consider this home, which may actually not be the best home for you based on the criteria you have provided your realtor. If you see a home that you are interested in, always let your realtor know and they will let you know if this is a home that is ideal for you based off what you are looking for in size, price, and more. 
  2. Making Other Plans:  When it comes to looking at homes for sale, don't rush it by making plans to do something else later that day. Not only can this take your focus and attention away from really spending your time with a house and talking about the details, but it can also deter you from getting to homes that day that you will actually want to see. This can make the home buying process much slower and you may become discouraged thinking you won't be able to find a home that you are happy with.
  3. Driving Separate from Your Realtor: Many people make the mistake of driving to look at homes separately from their realtor. Doing this is something you want to avoid because you can get lost or end up at a home alone while your realtor is at another home because of a mix up in scheduling. Driving with your realtor will help you save time and ensure that you are with them 100% every time you look at a home.
  4. Talking Badly About the Home: Most of the time, the seller is going to be listening to what is being said while you tour the home. It's best not to say anything that is negative towards how the seller decorates or organizes their home. Doing this can lead to emotional battles that may make it more difficult to purchase the home if you end up making an offer. The seller may favor one person over you just because they didn't say bad things about the home.

When you avoid these four things when looking at homes, you can be sure that you end up making the best out of the situation, which is going to make the home buying process less stressful for yourself and everyone else involved. 


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buying a home from a distance

Searching for a home a hundred miles away from where I was previously living was hard. There was no way for us to take a trip up to see every single house that we found online to see first-hand the condition that it was in and how big it truly was. I had to find a real estate agent that I could trust to help us find several houses to make a trip up to see in a single day. I created this blog after going through the buying process and making the move. It is my hope that if you are buying a new home far from your current one, that the tips here will help to make it an easy transaction for you.