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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SHOWING

Thursday, May 16, 2024   /   by Ameil Gill

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SHOWING

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SHOWING


Showings are one of the most exciting parts of the home buying process. However, they can also feel a bit overwhelming, especially when you’re expected to make one of the biggest decisions of your life after just a 30-minute showing.


Not sure what to look for? I’ve got you covered!


*Storage Space. 


Don’t just focus on the bedrooms — evaluate the closets, cabinets, and garage for ample storage. Don’t be afraid to open doors and drawers, either!


* Neighborhood.


Take note of the neighborhood’s noise levels, traffic patterns, nearby amenities, and overall vibe. Consider how well it fits your lifestyle. You can easily change or update a home, but not a location. Is natural light important to you? Don’t forget to look at what direction the main rooms are facing!


*Odors.


There’s plenty to look for during a showing, but you’ll want to keep your nose on alert, too. Pay attention to any unusual odors, which could indicate hidden issues. Odors aren’t necessarily a deal breaker, but some are harder to remove than others.


*Major Systems.


Inquire about recent maintenance and upgrades to major systems like the roof, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. Don’t forget to inspect the age and condition of the windows, as this can become a very big ticket item.


 


Also, remember to look past the seller’s decor and furniture and focus on the features of the home itself. And don’t forget to take your own pictures and videos to jog your memory later (you’ll be happy you did!).

REMAX Realty One Inc. - The Gill Team
Ameil Gill
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West Sussex Centre Ste #102
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
416-884-1359

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