One of the most fun parts of buying, shopping!
During the Showing Phase, your WeVett agent will identify properties for you that match your criteria. If you are available to visit homes in person, awesome! If not, don't worry! Since your WeVett real estate agent was vetted specifically for you, he or she will be well prepared to digitally walk you through selected homes and show you their features. Throughout this phase, make sure to communicate any preferences that you have in the homes you’re viewing as this will only help your real estate agent make your showing experience more enjoyable. Tips for Finding the Right Home:
1. Come with Proper Expectations Remember, not everything will be perfect, especially if it's an older home. If the "bones" of the building are good though, minor things such paint and carpet will be easy to change. 2. Communicate your Preferences to your Agent Only physically go see or ask your agent to physically go see homes that truly match your criteria. This will save you the unnecessary stress associated with seeing homes that are ultimately not a good fit. If you are buying from afar, try to be respectful of your agent’s time – virtual or video showings take as much time and energy for them as it would if you were there in person to see the homes. 3. Give Constructive Feedback on Homes you Have Viewed Once you see a home or two, you will be able to further distinguish between what you like and dislike. Make sure to communicate this to your agent so he or she can adjust your search criteria. 4. Remember to look at the BIG FOUR: Roof, Siding, HVAC, Windows In most cases, your biggest expenses will come from the above four factors. You'll want to make sure these features are either newer and functioning correctly, or account for their replacement in the total cost of the home. The showing phase is an exciting time as you prepare to dive into home ownership. If you have questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to your WeVett team for help!
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