It is completely normal to be cautious when you are purchasing your first home. After all, buying a home is a big investment and you will want to make sure you’re making the best possible choice for you. How you will know when you have found ‘The One’ varies between people. Some people have a gut instinct and others may need more convincing. Castles Estate Agents have listed a few of the ways you will be able to tell if a house is ‘The One’ for you. If you would like more information on buying a property in Swindon, please get in touch with us today on 01793 611677.
Does The Home Meet Your Basic Criteria?
We all have a list of basic requirements we want our new home to meet. Whether that’s a number of bedrooms, a garden, a garage, office space or in close proximity to different modes of transports such as the bus or train station. If the home doesn’t tick all of your non-negotiable boxes, then it isn’t the home for you.
There is no denying that buying a home can be expensive, which is why it is important to make sure any houses you visit are within your budget to avoid any disappointment
You’re Already Planning To Go Back
If you have already got back in the car, chatted to your spouse and have immediately planned your next visit to the property before you have even left the drive, the house could be ‘The One’. You want to see it at different times of the day or even want to take a family member or friend with you next time just to show it off. Ask your estate agent to send over any seller disclosures to make sure the house is in tip-top condition. You may want to start discussing offers too because this house could be the one you have been searching for.
You Begin To Imagine Furniture Arrangements
Are you already imagining which wall your bed will be placed against, or where the perfect spot for your Christmas Tree will be around Christmas time, then you may already be hooked to the house?
You Don’t Want To Leave
How many times can you convince your estate agent to show you a house before you make an offer? If you simply can’t stay away from your house it may be time to make it your own. Driving by, lingering for a long time during viewing and appearing at every open house can all be signs that you’re ready to seal the deal.
Choosing The Right Estate Agent
Choosing an estate agent is an important choice as they can help you find the home of your dreams. Take your time and make sure you know exactly what services are being offered. But you may be asking yourself what should you expect from an estate agent?
When you set out to purchase a home, you should expect frequent communication. A top estate agent should acknowledge any forms of communications within a few hours or less. Communication is extremely important especially, in such a competitive market. They should be letting you know when new listings are available, and let you know if you had any interest in a home that you're selling.
When you’re buying a home professionalism should be expected. When buying a home you should expect that if your estate agent says they will meet you at a property at 11 am for example that they are there at 11 am or before. Being late for an appointment shows a lack of professionalism
Knowledge Of The Local Housing Market
The housing market can change drastically from one town to another. It is important that you expect your estate agent to have knowledge of the local housing market that you’re looking to buy a home in.
Proven Track Record & Success
When buying a home, you should expect that your real estate agent has a proven track record and a sales history. One big mistake that buyers make when choosing an estate agent is not asking about their sales success. A real estate agent who hasn’t sold a single home or only a couple is not going to have the same level of experience and knowledge as an agent who has been in the market for a long time.
Make sure that when you choose an estate agent they have a proven track record and you know what their sales history is. When you’re interviewing prospective estate agents, make sure to ask to see reviews or testimonials from previous clients.
Castles Estate Agents
Castles Estate Agents are a leading estate agent in Swindon who can help you with every aspect of your housing journey and will ultimately help you find ‘The One’. For help and advice on selling or renting a property in Swindon call us today on 01793 611 677.