How to make the most of your next house viewing
Are you on the hunt for your next home?
Viewing properties is an exciting time. It’s the perfect opportunity to narrow down the list of things you want and need in a house and gives you an idea of how easy that kind of property will be to find.
There are though, a lot of people who rush through the house and cram as many viewings into one day as they can. This is never a good idea. It means that they won’t spot some of the less obvious faults and could mean that they move into a property that has more issues than benefits.
To help, we’ve put together a rundown of how you can make the most of your next house viewing.
Never go alone
If you’re moving into an apartment or house on your own you might think it’s okay to view the property alone. We advise against this. Always take someone with you – a friend, family member, a colleague. They’ll be able to help you spot the less obvious issues. Plus, they can wander off on their own to look through the house without the agent diverting their eyes away from a problem.
Look out for damp
One thing that many people don’t spot in a house viewing is damp. That’s usually because it’s easy to disguise. Be sure to look out for signs of it like peeling wallpaper, dark residue on the walls, or a musky smell.
You don’t want to move into the property only to uncover a huge damp problem.
Take your time
Be careful not to cram too many viewings into one day. You should give yourself plenty of time to inspect the property. It could be the home where you start a family or spend the next 20 years of your life.
It needs to be perfect.
How much space do you need?
If you’re viewing a property that’s empty of furniture remember this – it looks huge now but it might not when all your belongings are in there.
Try and envisage where all of your things might go. This will help you determine whether the property is big enough.
Take plenty of pictures
Take plenty of pictures on your smartphone of each property you visit. Get one picture of every room at the least. Then, when it comes to deciding on the property you liked the most, you won’t have to rely just on memory. You’ll have pictures on hand to help.
When you have decided on the property right for you, you’re going to need a little help moving all your belongings. That’s where we come in. At Pers Removals we have over a decade’s experience in the removals industry and can help take all the stress away from moving day.
Contact us today to find out more.
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