Before you start browsing, know what to look for and what to ask.
If you’re shopping for a new home, hitting a slew of open houses in an afternoon might seem like a savvy strategy. After all, you don’t have to make an appointment. You can just walk in—and walk away guilt-free if you don’t like what you see. But when you come across a home that appeals to you, it pays to be an informed consumer. Keep these seven smart moves in mind.
- Search the Internet first. Sure, you have to see a house in person to really get a feel for it. But with so many online listings available, you can rule out the obvious duds without making the trip.
- Bring your own realtor with you. Sellers’ agents are there to look out for their clients, which means they won’t have your best interests at heart. Your realtor…
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