Top 10 Tips whilst out on a viewing.
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15 Jan 2024

Top 10 Tips whilst out on a viewing.


Posted by Beccy Ward

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Research the Area:

Before attending a viewing, research the local area. Understand the neighbourhood's amenities, transport links, schools, and overall atmosphere. Consider factors that are important to your lifestyle.


Create a Checklist:

Develop a checklist of your must-haves and deal-breakers. This will help you objectively assess each property and compare them later. Consider aspects such as the number of bedrooms, the condition of the property, and outdoor space.


Visit at Different Times:

Arrange to visit the property at different times of the day. This allows you to assess factors like natural light, traffic noise, and neighbourhood activity during various periods.


Ask Questions: 

Come prepared with a list of questions for the seller or estate agent. Inquire about the property's history, reasons for selling, and any potential issues. Don't be afraid to ask about the local community as well.


Check for Necessary Repairs:

Pay attention to the property's condition. Look for signs of necessary repairs or maintenance. Check the plumbing, electrical systems, and the overall structural integrity. This will help you estimate potential additional costs.

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Examine Energy Efficiency:

Ask about the property's Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and assess its energy efficiency. A more energy-efficient home can save you money on utility bills and might indicate a well-maintained property.


Measure Room Sizes:

Bring a tape measure to gauge the dimensions of the rooms. Ensure that your furniture will fit comfortably and that the layout meets your lifestyle needs.


Explore the Surrounding Area:

Take a walk around the neighbourhood. Check for nearby amenities, parks, and public spaces. Assess the general cleanliness and safety of the area.


Consider Future Renovations:

Think about potential future renovations or improvements. Assess whether the property meets your needs as-is or if you are willing to invest time and money in upgrades.


Visualize Your Life in the Property: 

Try to picture yourself living in the house. Imagine your daily routines and how well the property accommodates your lifestyle. This can help you make a more emotionally informed decision.


Beccy Ward

BA (Hons) ARLA Propertymark Level 3


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