By Joe Szabo, Scottsdale Real Estate Team
The most important thing you can do when go to a showing is to step back and view the home objectively. Don’t get caught up in the moment. Look at every nook and cranny, open every closet and look at the carpets and floors. Look at the house as if it were empty. Try to picture the house as it would look like without the grandfather clock in the corner or the paisley sofa. Realize that even though the house may not be decorated the way you would decorate it does not mean it doesn’t have potential. Don’t miss out on a great home because you don’t like the way the walls are painted.
When scheduling your first showing, look at your basic needs. Is it within the right distance to work, family, and friends? Does it have enough bedrooms and bathrooms? Is there enough storage space? Is there parking? Is it safe? Is it in the right school district? If the home meets these basic requirements then see if it has some of the items you would like. For example, is there an extra bedroom or bathroom, is there a garden or a deck, is the garage attached, and what is the overall condition of the house.
Keep in mind those things that you cannot live without in a home and those things that aren’t as important. Look at every house to see how well it fits your needs and look at the house’s potential to not only be a house but a home.
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