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Are You Ready to Check Out a Home Showing?

by Brynda Cummings 12/24/2018

Home showing preparation is key for any homebuyer. In fact, if you know how to get ready for a home showing, you may be better equipped than other buyers to assess a house and determine whether to move forward with an offer to purchase.

Ultimately, there are many ways that a homebuyer can prepare to attend a home showing, and these include:

1. Create a List of Questions

A home listing provides plenty of information, but it also may leave many unanswered questions about a house. Fortunately, if you craft a list of questions about a home prior to a showing, you can gain comprehensive home insights during this showing.

There is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask about a house during a showing. Remember, a home purchase is one of the biggest transactions that you may complete in your lifetime. And if you prepare a list of questions before a showing, you can take an informed approach to this showing and gain the insights you need to determine whether a house is right for you.

2. Perform Plenty of Housing Market Research

The housing market constantly fluctuates, and a real estate sector that favors homebuyers one day may favor home sellers the next. Thus, it generally is a good idea to study the housing sector closely to determine whether you're operating in a buyer's or seller's market.

In a buyer's market, there is no shortage of high-quality residences available. And if you attend a home showing in a buyer's market, you may be able to take your time to decide how to proceed with a residence.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there is an abundance of homebuyers and a limited number of top-notch residences. This means you likely will need to act quickly if you want to acquire a deluxe residence following a showing in a seller's market.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

The housing market can be complex for both experienced and first-time homebuyers. Luckily, real estate agents are available who can offer expert guidance at a home showing and ensure you can achieve the best results during your home search.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to acquire a home in any housing market. As such, he or she will help you plan ahead for a home showing and guarantee you can obtain in-depth home insights during this event.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent can provide throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent can help you find houses in your preferred cities and towns and submit offers on residences. Plus, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any of your homebuying concerns and questions.

Take the guesswork out of attending a home showing – consult with a real estate agent today, and you can get the support you need to discover your dream house in no time at all.

About the Author

Author
Brynda Cummings

 I am excited to be back home in Florida and residing in St. Augustine. Whether you need help buying or selling a home, purchasing a second home, investment property or vacant land, I will put my expertise to work for you!
I pride myself on my ability to listen to my clients needs and connect them with the opportunities that best match those needs. I will work tirelessly for you to ensure you are connected with the best real estate opportunites.
I know first hand the challenge of relocating, selling a home and having to find a new one. I have relocated from North Florida to South Florida, New Orleans, Houston Texas and now back home in Florida in Sunny St Augustine.  

My Experience

  • Over 20 years experience.

My Credentials and Memberships

  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) Member St. Johns-St Augustine Association of Realtors Member Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
  • broker-Associate

My Community Involvement

  • Harbor Island Tennis Club
  • Sunrise Rotary of Saint Augustine
  • Anastasia Baptist Church
  • Treasure Beach Property Owners Association