Thomas Murphy - Pine Shores Real Estate



Posted by Thomas Murphy on 6/25/2017

You may have been looking at homes online for awhile. You might have set up a search to allow properties that meet a certain search criteria to reach your inbox. At some point, youíre going to be heading to open houses, seeing homes firsthand. Whether you tour the home during an open house, or set up a private showing with your realtor, youíll want to make the most out of your home searches. Each showing is for a limited amount of time, making the time you spend at each home crucial to your search. 


Select The Right Homes To View


Youíll need t narrow down the list of homes from your online search that youíd actually like to see in person. Some ways to easily narrow down the properties are:


  • Look at property details and photos of the property at least a few times. 
  • Ask questions before you go so your realtor can get researching.
  • Ask your realtor if they have similar properties available in their database.


Donít Look If You Canít Afford It


Itís a good idea to know your budget before you go and see homes. You donít want to fall in love with a home that you canít afford. you want to be more realistic in your approach to what type of home you can afford. 

The listing price comes from a variety of factors including the view, the square footage of the home, the location and more. Similar homes will have similar price tags. If you stick with homes in your budget range, your search will be much easier. 


Understand How Home Showings Are Scheduled


Real estate agents can schedule private home showings for you. You are able to send your agent every listing that you want to see, and theyíll advise you on it and make arrangements. A good agent will think of all the factors that are involved in scheduling the showings including planning the appointment windows and calculating the driving distances. This way, youíll know how many homes you can realistically see in a certain time frame. Your real estate agent will be able to make all of the calls needed for you and schedule the showings accordingly.    


When you hire a real estate agent, youíll have a professional by your side to walk you through each home. With someone there to help you see both the pros and cons of a property, youíll be able to make an informed decision for your home purchase. Your agent can guide you in everything from the state of the real estate market itself to the neighborhood that yoauíre looking to move into. When it comes to making the most of home showings, the biggest piece of advice that you can take is to not go it alone. This is why having a realtor is a great asset!