What To Consider When Viewing Saskatoon Homes For Sale

Here are some important things to consider when viewing a home:

Try not to see the house as a home (until you move in)

It’s not always easy, but on an initial viewing try to see the house simply as a building that needs inspecting. Don’t get too attached early on or your heart might rule your head and cause you to overlook any problems.

View the property multiple times

Even in a fast-moving market, it’s best to go and see the property more than once if possible. The more times you view a house, the more likely you are to spot potential problems. Our research has found that 26% of people viewed their current home once before buying it, 43% twice, 21% three times and 11% four or more times.

Take your time

Make sure you spend a decent amount of time viewing a house  so you can really get a feel for the place.  Research has found that the longer a buyer spends viewing a property, the more likely they are to secure it for under the asking price. More than half (52%) of buyers who spent less than 10 minutes viewing the property paid the asking price or more, while 71% of buyers who spent more than 90 minutes on viewings paid below the asking price.

Look at the structure of the home

Make sure you walk around the outside of the house to check the exterior. Look for landscaping that could cause water drainage issues, cracks in the walls, missing or loose shingles on the roof and broken gutters. If you find signs of a problem, ask questions to find out what the cause is and whether it will be fixed.

If you go on to make an offer you should always make it one of the conditions that a independent home inspection be done so an expert can conduct more thorough checks.

By recommending properties for viewing that closely match your needs and wants, and are within your price range, spares you the frustration of visiting homes that aren’t suitable.  I’ll make sure you don’t miss opportunities. When a desirable Saskatoon home for sale comes on the market you will be alerted.

I will schedule viewing of homes so there’s little if any inconvenience for you and providing you with in-depth details on the home prior will help you make an informed decision. This includes closing dates, market value, what an area is like in terms of lifestyle, safety, schools, and more.  Later, if you have questions, I get the answers for you.

As your real estate agent, I’m committed to getting you into the right home, and I’m with you every step of the way.

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