Browse All Recipes

Join Me

Stagetecture makes your home life easier! Find ideas, food recipes, and inspiration for every part of your home.

-Ronique Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Ronique's Full Profile

 Meet Stagetecture Contributors

Staff Picks: Round Up Posts

Round Up

Follow us for #HPMKT!

Visit My DIY Wreath Site

Wreath DIY

Visit My Realty Blogging Site

My Home Staging Tips


Lifestyle Writing Services

Writing Services

Search for Recipes & Home Ideas

Posted by

Looking to Move? 3 of the Best Summer House-Hunting Tips

 Entry #2618, July 5, 2013

According to real estate experts, July and August are two of the best months of the year to buy a house since prices usually drop after the spring buying season.  If you are looking for a new home, maximize your good timing by following these tips!  Purchasing a home should be an exciting time, but visiting listing after listing gets overwhelming if you aren’t ready for the experience.

Front Door

Ensure you have a welcoming front door

Image via: Pinterest

Do your Homework for What Homebuyers are Looking for

Remember the days of research for school projects?  Put those skills back to use and do your homework.  If you are planning for a day of showings, arm yourself with the MLS listing for each one you plan to see, if possible.  In advance, have a list of needs, a list of wants, and a list of disadvantages.  You’ll be able to evaluate homes with a much more objective standard if you can compare each one against values you have already set.

Don’t just look for similar homes in your price range; know what different price points will buy.  That way you can spot a good deal the moment you notice some extra amenities that normally come with a higher price tag.

Think Like a Boy Scout

Be prepared!  This is by far the best way to minimize the stress of buying a home.  Don’t leave home without a camera (one with video capabilities is even better), notepad and pen, comfortable shoes, and snacks.  Yes, snacks.  You’ll be glad for the energy boost halfway through the hunt!

house exterior idea

house exterior idea

Image via: John Kraemer & Sons

Map the Hunt

You may know where each house is, but do you know how to look at them?  Walk through the house to get an idea of the layout and quickly determine if it’s a contender.  If it is, go through each room methodically, checking the same things in each one: fixtures, wall and flooring quality, amenities, etc.  Take photos, or bring a trusty companion (who won’t try to influence your opinions) to document important features.  As soon as you leave, while the impressions are still fresh, make notes of anything that stood out.  Don’t bother to do this while you are still inside, you’ll be too busy writing to look around.  You will leave all the information you need to feel confident and organized during the peak-buying season!

For more home selling tips on Stagetecture, click here.


Related Posts with Thumbnails

Receive Stagetecture's Daily Lifestyle Ideas

FREE - Daily emails with recipes, home decor, D.I.Y, and lifestyle tips! : ) Who doesn't need help?

0 0 3022 05 July, 2013 Moving | Realty July 5, 2013

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *