When we’re ready to start looking at homes in person, it’s best to start with a consultation with a lender. I am happy to recommend a trusted professional who can talk to you about your financing options.
How can I make the most of my time when touring homes?
We’ll work together to get an accurate idea of your price range, an estimate of your monthly payments, and a pre-approval letter, so we can move quickly if need be.
Refining your “wants” and “needs” list will help us identify what’s most important to you, including both the location and the house itself.
Preview, favorite, and hide homes through the KW App to eliminate those you won’t need to visit in person.
Once we narrow your list, we’ll plan an itinerary together.
What should I expect when touring homes?
We will typically tour homes together alongside any co-buyers, friends, or family you’d like to join.
Homeowners usually aren’t home, so you’re free to spend as little or as much time as you want.
You may have a gut reaction when visiting a home. First impressions count, but I’ll advise you on home values and help evaluate priorities in the context of what’s available in your price range.
How many homes should I visit?
Sometimes buyers find their future home the first time out, and others look at several before they see one that checks all their boxes. It’s a good idea to see at least a few alternatives so you have some points of comparison, but sometimes you just know a place is where you want to live.
What should I look for when visiting homes?
Look beyond the staging and decorative items to see the features and fixtures that convey with the house.
Check the condition of the home.
Keep track with photos and notes.
Consider possible home improvements you might want to make so you can research costs later.
Don’t forget to check out the outside of the property and the neighborhood. I have access to relevant neighborhood insights and data to help inform your decision.
Locate your commuter route, schools, shops, restaurants, parks, and other amenities.
If the property is a condo or located in a homeowners association, we’ll assess the fees and rules to see if you can live with them.
As your trusted partner for your home search, feel free to reach out at any time should you have any questions about any of the homes we tour.