Here are a few suggestions for those looking at homes. Many are common sense and are included in advice provided by their real estate agent. Still, sometimes the message never quite makes it.
- Show up. Selling a home is disruptive to daily routines and lives. This is understander able. Sellers leave, take a walk with the dogs.
- Show up (Part Two). Show up and be punctual.
- Hands off! Don't touch personal belongings of the seller. There is no reason to pick up anything.
- Hands off (Part Two). Don't open open drawers in bedrooms, bathrooms, desks, etc. Don't open cabinets.
- Don't expect perfection. Most properties are not perfect. There will likely be flaws - especially if a home has been lived in for any time.
- Honor Requests. Sellers often make small requests such as remove shoes upon entering or don't let the cat out. These are not major inconveniences and should be honored. Of course I often recommend sellers provide "booties covers" so the shoe issue is minimized.
- Limit trips. Once a house is under contract there will be reasons to come back. There will be inspections. There will be a final walk through before closing. In the interim, limit trips to measure, take pictures,etc. What is the old saying about a bad penny always returns?
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