If you are a first time home hunter, then here are a few tips that you are better off knowing…
- Have a list of requirements at hand – sit down, think through and write down a list of requirements for your home. Once you are done, rewrite the whole list; this time sorting them into “Essential” and “will be nice” categories. This will not only make it easier on you to find houses, it will also let you know what to look for when you go to see your potential homes.
- Find the right real estate agents for the job – now, we are pretty sure you need not be told this, but it’s a simple enough thing that can easily be overlooked by first time home hunters. While it’s true that you can do all the internet combing and researching yourself, it’s also true that the right realtor will help you get this part of the hunt done in a much shorter time. There is also the fact that you will have to face lesser disappointments, as you will only be looking at houses or lands that fit our requirements.
- Don’t worry about the extra luggage – once you know what you are looking for, and you have a few potential houses at hand for checking out, proceed with it with an open mind. If the potential house is lacking in the requirements that fall under “will be nice”, try to think of the bigger picture. Try to work around the flaws. For example, if the house fits the bill perfectly, yet is just a little bit smaller than you expected, then remember that you can always opt for cheap storage solutions for those things that you won’t need all the time.
- Be mindful of the safety of your home and family – while things like a lack of storage space Brisbane can be worked around or even brushed off, there are other things that you simply cannot compromise with. Your family’s safety and well being is one such thing. Make sure the houses you are looking into is of a safe neighborhood. Check the crime rate of the area. be mindful of the high traffic areas and areas that are known for parties; your peace of mind is at stake. If possible, speak to potential neighbors about the “sound pollution” of the area. it’s also a good idea to visit the potential house at different times of the day so you can find out by yourself.