Walking over the threshold of a new property is always exciting and will ultimately be the major deciding factor on whether it becomes your new home or not.

So it’s vital to make the most of every viewing to ensure you get the information you need to make an informed decision.

Here are some tips on what you should consider when viewing a property.

Do your homework

Before viewing make some simple background checks. Check the internet to find out as much as you can about the property and the area before going to see it.

Why is the house being sold?

It is a good idea to find out how long the property has been on the market and the reason why it is being sold. If the seller has only been living in the property for a short time there could be a problem with the area or the house you are buying.

What condition is the property in?

Keep your wits about you. Does the property appear to have been looked after or does it look like it needs work doing to it. This will have a bearing on what you will need to spend after moving in. Check for damp, including in those areas that may have been shielded from view. Check attic and basement as far as is possible so you know exactly what condition the property is in.

What does the sale include?

Find out what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. It is also a good idea to arm yourself with a tape measure to make sure your possessions will fit inside your new home.

How does the price compare locally?

You should know the asking price of the property but how does that figure fit with others on the market in the same area? How many viewings have there been and have any offers been made?

Viewing a property is an essential part of the process of moving in so make sure you have a good look around, inside and out, and that you see everything you want or need to see before arriving at that all-important decision.

For more advice about buying or selling property in Kidderminster and Worcestershire, give me a call on 01562 745082.

Erica

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