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Important Questions to Ask at an Open House

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 12:04am Engel & Völkers Sun Valley

As the weather heats up, so will the real estate market, meaning the streets are soon to be lined with open house signs. If you are thinking about buying a home in the near future, you may think about going on a few open house tours to view what’s available in your desired neighborhood. However, there are a few questions you may want to think about asking if you want to get the most from your day!

  1. Can you tell me more about the house? – This one may see obvious as the question is quite vague. However, ideally you will get either the agent or the owner talking so you can easily come up with some follow up questions.
  2. Has there been a lot of interest in the property? – The answer to this question can help you understand how much competition there may be for the house you love. However, listing agents may try to embellish a little bit in order to drive up the price so it is important you take the source into consideration. If there truly is a lot of interest, the listing agent may be setting a deadline for offers that would be important to know.
  3. What is the neighborhood like? – So often prospective buyers get stuck on just buying a house. Remember, you are buying a location as well so it is imperative you know as much as you can about the neighborhood. Ask about schools, traffic, parks, bike paths or any other amenities that may be important to you.

If open houses aren’t convenient for you or you have some more specific properties in mind, give an agent at Engel & Voelkers Sun Valley a call. We can help you find the perfect home in the Sun Valley area.

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