Jay Allen's Blog
After you complete a home showing, the question on your mind will be "Is this the one?" Sometimes it's a clear yes. Other times, you may want to set up a follow-up showing before deciding to move forward with an offer. Or, if you are dissatisfied with the results of a showing, you will want to continue your house search without looking back.
It helps to know what to expect after you attend a showing. Because if you have a plan, you may be able to speed up the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.
Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you make the best-possible decision about a house following a showing.
1. Assess the Pros and Cons of a House
Performing a comprehensive home analysis is a must after a showing. That way, you can weigh the pros and cons of a residence and decide whether a house is right for you.
Think about how you felt as you walked through each room of a house. If you can envision yourself as the owner of a home, you may want to move sooner rather than later to submit an offer to purchase.
Conversely, if you find a house is in need of major repairs or simply does not suit your lifestyle, you should not hesitate to continue your search.
2. Consider the Next Step in Your Homebuying Journey
Sometimes, the house that you are considering gets snatched up before you have a chance to prepare an offer. No sense dwelling on the one that got away. Keep your eye on the other options in front of you and don't get discouraged.
More importantly, think of this as a learning experience. The next time you find a good fit, you'll be able to identify it sooner...which will position you to be more decisive.
3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent
If you are unsure about the best course of action at a showing's conclusion, you may want to consult with a real estate agent. This will enable you to gain expert insights into the housing market and make an informed decision about how to proceed with a particular residence.
A real estate agent is happy to teach you about all aspects of the housing market. Following a showing, a real estate agent can meet with you and help you review all of the options at your disposal. And if you decide to submit an offer to purchase a house, a real estate agent will make it easy to put together a competitive homebuying proposal.