If you will need financing, talk to a lender before you go and view properties.
Lenders will be able to tell you if you are pre-qualified, what your monthly payment estimate would be, how much closing costs will cost, what sales price home to stick around, etc. By having this conversation before scheduling a home showing will direct your focus on what you can afford.
Keep in communication with me if you are running behind on your appointment.
Life happens. Sometimes you can’t plan on traffic, or a child taking needing to take a potty break, or car trouble, etc. However, keep me in the loop.
Be respectful of sellers’ privacy.
Remember, you are touring someone’s home, and you are a guest. Keep focused on the home, and not on photos, awards, or personal items.
Walking through a property has a completely different feeling than viewing it online. You get to experience the layout, the flow, room size, etc.
Leave the entourage at home.
When viewing a property, you have a limited time to be at that property. You want to be as focused as you can. Once you are under contract, then you can show your loved ones the home, if you need their opinion. Just remember: Who is buying the home? Due to potential seller allergies, leave pets at home as well.
Be cognizant about where you park, and how traffic will flow around you.
Remember, you are a guest in someone’s home.
Homes may be staged with rental furniture, fake furniture, or borrowed furniture. If you need to sit on something, choose a barstool over someone’s bed. Leave food and drinks in your vehicle, and throw garbage away in a different location.