When looking for a new home, it is common for buyers to feel shy to inquire about small details when they go for a showing. They behave in a very formal manner and feel awkward to look under the sink or behind the closets when they are being shown around by the owner or the listing agent. But there is no need to think you are being nosy and snooping around. After all, you will be paying a huge amount of money to the owner if you decide to buy his property. Is it better to feel awkward later on when you find any problems with the house or feel awkward now? Real estate experts say it is better to reassure yourself now than later feel that you should have been more upfront with your questions/ concerns. They suggest keeping a house hunting checklist with you when you are touring a property.
Explore the Bathroom When Previewing a Home
Every home buyer has a desire to see what the bathrooms in a house look like. Owners proudly show their bathrooms to the visitor but only for as long as they want, not any longer. If you are a smart buyer, make the most of this showing. Ask the person to use the bathroom for a minute. Now you are free to closely examine everything inside the bathroom from the toilet seat and the flush to the bathtub and the faucets. See if the water pressure is nice and the flush is working properly. Some owners consider it as impolite but include bathroom in your house hunting checklist.
Take a Closer Look into the Closets
Owners take visitors around their property and show them the closets that look newly painted with new handles. However, they do not like it when a visitor wants to take a look inside these closets. Of course you need not go through his belongings but you are well within your rights when you want to ascertain the actual storage space inside the closets. Include spying inside the closets in your house hunting checklist as you are paying for these closets and you are entitled to find out if your storage needs are fulfilled by these closets or not.
Don’t Wait for the Inspection
It is not enough to take a glance inside the attic and the basement when the home owner opens the doors to feel assured. A thorough investigation is what is needed to give a clean chit to these two features inside the house. If the excuse for not showing your around inside both the basement and the attic is the belongings of the owner piled against the walls, you can ask for their removal when you make a second visit to the house. In fact, this can be a red flag as to why the homeowner has stockpiled items in the basement and the attic when he is planning to sell the house? There are reasons why you should feel nervous when you see a packed attic and basement in a house.
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