House Hunting Can Be Fun House Hunting Can Be Fun

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House Hunting Can Be Fun

Associating house hunting with fun can be considered to be an oxymoron but by following a few simple tips to stay organized in the process it can turn out to be a lot of fun. Keeping tabs on the properties you’ve viewed can streamline the process and actually give you enjoyment in one of the most important decisions of your life; your first home purchase.

List your Must Haves

As you make your list of must-haves for your property, start with the basics: square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, storage space, etc. Then expand on your list to include the amenities that you want: a garden, a den, a basement, countertop type, etc. Not only can this list help you stay on track during your house hunting, your real estate agent will use this information to find homes that meet your needs. You can use Pinterest to help you organize notes and photos for the must haves that excite you.

Browse the Neighborhood

Once you’ve narrowed down the neighborhood, spend some time checking it out. The only way to know if its the right fit for you would be to take a stroll, spend some time in town and possibly a bite to eat. Go for a walk, talk with the locals, and patronize some of the local stores - that will give you a good feel. A good idea would be to grab some lunch nearby after the open house to get a vibe for the area. Truly immersing yourself in the culture and amenities of the prospective neighborhood can be more telling than any internet search and ultimately help you narrow your neighborhood choices.

Make a Scrapbook

As you explore open houses and view properties, be sure to take notes and photos in order to keep organized. It’s easy to forget little details about the homes you’re viewing when you see several in a weekend. A good idea might be to draw a layout of the floor-plan since sometimes photos may not be enough. Snap a photo of your drawing and then create an individual scrap-book for each of your top homes. Consider using the House Hunter app to track, evaluate, and compare homes while keeping notes and pictures readily available.

Be Quick to Decide

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, the worst thing that can happen is having someone else lock-in the deal while you are still fumbling with paperwork. While most top real estate agents have a virtual contract system in place to help you submit offers quickly, it doesn’t hurt to ask your agent in advance if they have the tools necessary to complete purchase and sales agreements online. It can save you valuable time, allowing you to come in #1 in the house hunting game.

Share your Journey

Lastly, having someone to share your house-hunting journey with can make your experience more enjoyable. Sharing your excitement and passion with close relatives and friends can make the experience more memorable. And, don’t forget to thank the people who helped you along the way. This is one of the most important decisions of your life so have fun and make memories to share. House hunting can actually be so much fun!

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Associating house hunting with fun can be considered to be an oxymoron but by following a few simple tips to stay organized in the process it can turn out to be a lot of fun. Keeping tabs on the properties you’ve viewed can streamline the process and actually give you enjoyment in one of the most important decisions of your life; your first home purchase.

List your Must Haves

As you make your list of must-haves for your property, start with the basics: square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, storage space, etc. Then expand on your list to include the amenities that you want: a garden, a den, a basement, countertop type, etc. Not only can this list help you stay on track during your house hunting, your real estate agent will use this information to find homes that meet your needs. You can use Pinterest to help you organize notes and photos for the must haves that excite you.

Browse the Neighborhood

Once you’ve narrowed down the neighborhood, spend some time checking it out. The only way to know if its the right fit for you would be to take a stroll, spend some time in town and possibly a bite to eat. Go for a walk, talk with the locals, and patronize some of the local stores - that will give you a good feel. A good idea would be to grab some lunch nearby after the open house to get a vibe for the area. Truly immersing yourself in the culture and amenities of the prospective neighborhood can be more telling than any internet search and ultimately help you narrow your neighborhood choices.

Make a Scrapbook

As you explore open houses and view properties, be sure to take notes and photos in order to keep organized. It’s easy to forget little details about the homes you’re viewing when you see several in a weekend. A good idea might be to draw a layout of the floor-plan since sometimes photos may not be enough. Snap a photo of your drawing and then create an individual scrap-book for each of your top homes. Consider using the House Hunter app to track, evaluate, and compare homes while keeping notes and pictures readily available.

Be Quick to Decide

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, the worst thing that can happen is having someone else lock-in the deal while you are still fumbling with paperwork. While most top real estate agents have a virtual contract system in place to help you submit offers quickly, it doesn’t hurt to ask your agent in advance if they have the tools necessary to complete purchase and sales agreements online. It can save you valuable time, allowing you to come in #1 in the house hunting game.

Share your Journey

Lastly, having someone to share your house-hunting journey with can make your experience more enjoyable. Sharing your excitement and passion with close relatives and friends can make the experience more memorable. And, don’t forget to thank the people who helped you along the way. This is one of the most important decisions of your life so have fun and make memories to share. House hunting can actually be so much fun!

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Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Revival Property Group
"Real Estate Solutions At Your Convenience"

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