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Key Questions to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing

by Lisa Fitzgerald, REALTOR®, Lic. MA & NH 05/17/2020

A home showing represents a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. However, there may be instances in which a buyer is unsure about whether to attend a house showing. Lucky for you, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of scheduling a home showing.

Now, let's take a look at three questions to consider before you attend a house showing.

1. Is a home the right size for me?

Take a look at a home listing and find out the square footage and number of rooms in a house. That way, you'll be able to determine whether a house is the right size for you without setting foot inside the residence itself.

Of course, you should consider your immediate and long-term plans as you evaluate a home's size. If you plan to start a family soon, for example, you may want to search for a home that offers sufficient space for you, your spouse and your children. Or, if you intend to retire in the foreseeable future, you may want to pursue a small home that requires minimal maintenance.

2. Is a home located in one of my preferred cities and towns?

Think about where you want to reside. Oftentimes, it helps to make a list of preferred cities and towns and narrow your home search to these areas. And if you find a home you want to check out in one of these cities or towns, you then can schedule a property showing.

In addition, it is important to remember that a big city home may prove to be more expensive than a comparable residence in a small town. If you decide to pursue a house in a big city, you may face increased competition for city homes in comparison to small town residences too.

3. Could a home be my dream residence?

Ultimately, if there is even a small chance that a home could be your dream residence, it may be beneficial to set up a showing. If you attend a showing and find a residence is your ideal house, you can submit an offer to purchase this home. On the other hand, if you attend a showing and find a residence falls short of your expectations, you can simply continue your pursuit of your dream house.

As you conduct your search for your ideal residence, it generally is a good idea to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will set up home showings, keep you informed about new residences that become available in your preferred cities and towns and much more. Plus, if you ever have concerns or questions during the homebuying journey, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them.

Consider the aforementioned questions before you schedule a home showing – you will be glad you did. And if you decide to attend a house showing, you will be better equipped than ever before to determine whether a particular home is right for you.

About the Author
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Lisa Fitzgerald, REALTOR®, Lic. MA & NH

PERSONALIZED REAL ESTATE SERVICES, PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE & EXPERTISE, DELIVERED WITH SENSITIVITY TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

This year I’m celebrating 15-years of service as a full-time REALTOR®! Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many wonderful clients and customers. I’ve sold hundreds of homes and helped many people achieve their real estate goals with great success. I’m equipped with a higher level of experience to help you sell and/or find the right home that will meet your needs for years to come. As a full-time agent, I have the flexibility to accommodate those busy schedules. My listing services include helping Sellers stage and prepare their home for the market. As a Certified Interior Stager, I have great staging ideas and resources to transform a home into a show place. I offer listing website marketing, professional photography, visual tours, floor plans, aerial photography, social media marketing, video marketing, print advertising, professional signage and much more. When it comes to my listings, every home gets special treatment. As a Buyer’s Agent, I’ll listen to your preferences and needs so we can find the right home within your budget. And I have great strategies to help your offer get accepted over other competing buyers. My professional achievements consist of several real estate designations Accredited Sellers’ Rep. (ASR), Certified Buyers’ Rep (CBR), and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). I also specialize in working with First-Time Home Buyers. Over the years, I’ve achieved many Top Producer Awards, a National Award for Excellence in Client Satisfaction and most recently, Coco, Early’s President’s Circle Award for the company’s top 10% sales achievement. 

I’m celebrating in a BIG way! I’m offering special promotions for Buyers and Sellers all of 2020! I’m licensed MA and NH. To find out more, call me at (617) 816-0300.