Moving to California? Looking to buy a house? One of the best ways to familiarize yourself that a house you may be considering is to attend an open house. Open houses give you a sense of what living in the house feels like. Sometimes walking into a big empty space can feel a little overwhelming and makes it difficult to visualize it once furniture and decor has been arranged.
Remember, the agent showing the house is there for you just as much as they are for the buyer, don’t be afraid to engage and ask any questions that may occur to you. Here are a few questions you may want to ask while visiting and open house:
- Why do the sellers want to move? Before making any negative assumptions, ask your agent why the house is for sale.
- How much do utilities cost? It’s great to know how much you’re looking at in terms of utilities. Plus, you can look forward to using that fantastic fireplace in the winter time, and spending lots of time outside on your patio in the summer.
- What’s the neighborhood like? It’s great to know what perks come with the neighborhood, since buying a home isn’t just about the home, it’s about knowing you’re going to be comfortable once you’re living there.
- What is the seller’s timeline? Knowing the seller’s timeline gives you a chance to work around it and make sure your timelike coincides.
Contact us to learn more about real estate for sale in Palos Verdes with Antonia Lavender, a leading California real estate agent who was raised in the Palos Verdes Estates.