5 House Viewing Tips for Buyers in Warwick
Whether you’re looking for a place to call home or seeking an investment opportunity, buying the right house is almost never as easy as you’d hope it would be. With a myriad of variables to consider, twinned with numerous steps to follow; making sure that all bases are covered can be a little cumbersome, but is vital to ensuring that the house you buy is the perfect choice for you. To help you along the way, our team of local experts here at Charles Rose Properties have put together our insights over years of experience from Warwick, Leamington Spa and beyond, to give you a few house viewing tips to consider that can help the decision making process when buying a new house.
Take your time when viewing
Our first house viewing tip is to take your time in becoming entirely immersed in the house you are viewing. We recommend spending at least 5 minutes per bedroom and around 10 minutes in communal areas (living room, kitchen, garden, etc.) to really take in as much as you can from the place.
Taking a closer look at the house
Once you’ve gained a general feel for each room, another valuable house viewing tip is to go for a closer look in and around the house for things that may need replacing or restoring. Look around for cracks in the walls, loose wallpaper, and other concerns, and if you’re still unsure, then don’t hesitate to ask the property consultant about the property’s history.
Inspecting the exterior of the house
At Charles Rose Properties, we find that it’s the finer details that really make a house a home, so it’s always a great idea to view the outside appearance of the house for sale to find any further wear that may need attention. Here you’ll find some of the more significant issues that over-time, could develop in the interior. Keeping a keen eye for detail goes a long way for ensuring the longevity of your potential house.
Research the area of the house you’re viewing
Another house viewing tip to consider once you’ve viewed a house that meets your requirements is to also research and investigate the surrounding area and environments that you could be a part of. It may also be worth taking the time to have multiple viewings of the house and area to scout for any changes to the environment at different times throughout the day.
Talk to the estate agent
Prepare as many questions as you can, from Stamp Duty to the conditions of the freehold, the estate agent has a legal obligation to inform you of any issues that surround the house, even the seemingly irrelevant questions you ask may become a point of concern for you and your property in the later years.
Our final tip is to remain cool, calm and collected. The perfect house that you’re about to view may not be as up-to-spec as you were hoping, and at the same token, the perfect house may be one that you might not have seriously considered. Go into your viewing with a neutral perspective and you may walk out with your perfect property. If you’re looking to buy a property and wish to draw on the advice and knowledge of our local experts, or want more house viewing tips, get in touch with us today and our team will be more than happy to help you. You can also follow us on Instagram to see more information about our properties.
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