Buying a home can be one of the most important purchases you can make in your lifetime. It can be one of the most exciting as well.
So as a home buyer, what important questions should you ask when considering a purchase? Amanda Oldfield here with EXP Realty.
As a home buyer, you will want to have a few key questions from the seller before you purchase to be sure you're making the right decision with your investment.
Finding the right home involves a little research when you're buying to be sure you're making a competitive offer and one that meets your needs. Asking these questions will help.
Why is the seller moving? Knowing why the seller's moving can put you in a better negotiating position. Finding out as much information as possible about the seller's move can allow you to gauge how flexible the seller may or may not be during negotiations. A motivated seller who needs to move more quickly due to a job location or major life event might be willing to negotiate more favorably .
What's included in the sale? As a buyer, you might be eyeing the beautiful stainless steel refrigerator in the kitchen, but is it included in the sale? Anything considered a fixture is usually included. However, many of the items you think are included might not be. It's essential to include the items you want in your offer initially. You want to make sure the seller is willing to part with these items you are requesting as part of the sale and that there aren't any surprises later.
Another critical questions is, have there been any major renovations done to the property? Although in most provinces, sellers are required to disclose what's been done to the property, it's always wise as a buyer to find out what significant renovations or upgrades have been done to the home. Knowing the home's improvement history will help you understand its overall condition and why the sellers price the home the way they have. It might also be a good idea to ask for warranties and invoices.
How is the neighborhood? As a buyer, you'll most likely want to get a feel for the neighborhood. Items can be replaced or fixed in a home, but your neighbors are always going to be there. It's best to do your homework and ask questions and research to find out about nearby schools, amenities, traffic, crime statistics and the like. Of course, hiring a trusted real estate professional to help you navigate through getting all of the property information you need and sellers questions answered is key. Give us a call so we can help you and get all of your important questions answered.
I'm Amanda Oldfield with EXP Realty and I'm here to help.
For more info reach out to me at :
In 2022 Amanda had been a Realtor for over 10 years, and has helped over 200 families.
With a thirst for education Amanda spends hours seeking to improve and stay on the cutting edge. Striving for excellence in business and marketing.