8) Don't show over enthusiasm for the house, it may affect your price negotiating position later.
9) However, avoid being too "cool and aloof" as most vendors want to sell their beloved
home to someone they "like".
10) View carefully and take notes on the Property particulars to aid your memory later.
11) Do a quick 'once-through' to get a sense of layout and size.
12) Then go round the property slowly, considering how rooms might be changed or improved.
13) Remember the two things that can't be changed: the property's position and the light it receives.
14) Don't be seduced, or indeed put-off, by fixtures and fittings.
15) Be aware that the person selling will be showing off their most valuable asset in its most attractive state.
16) You're interested in the shell of the home - not in the lifestyle or taste of the current occupiers.
17) Watch out for irregular shaped rooms and think about how you'd use each space. Is there enough space for all your belongings and will there still be enough space in a year or two's time?
18) This is a huge decision to get right; so be sure to think everything through in a balanced and objective manner.
19) If you really like a property try to arrange to view it again at a different time of the day to give you a different perspective.
20) If it's
worthwhile considering putting in an offer to buy then it's worthwhile speaking to the neighbours, investigating the area and commissioning an
online home survey.
sure that you have thought through how to negotiate
the house price before
you put in your offer.
top tips when viewing a property to buy:
Take your time and be nosey
Don't be pressurised by the estate agent or vendor into making an offer.
Try not to view too many properties in one day.