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How to Have a Successful Day at Open Houses with Lowry Real Estate

August 15, 2018

Attending Sunday open houses are an exciting part of the home buying process in Denver. However, once you are seriously looking for your next place to live, it is important to take each open house and home viewing seriously to make the process more efficient. When you have a plan for looking at Lowry real estate, you will be able to know exactly what to look for at each open house you attend. This will enable you to weed out options that on the surface look great but might not actually be the best home for you.

Creating a Schedule and Plan

In the days leading up to your open house visits, create a master list of important aspects you need in a home. This includes:
  • Overall square footage
  • Yard/land needs
  • Beds and bathrooms
  • Garage
  • Funds for repairs
  • Functionality

While you may not be able to have everything on your wish list, it is crucial to know what areas you can’t compromise on. This will allow you to look for those features quickly during each visit. Be sure to bring a list of questions to ask when touring homes on the University Hills real estate market.

Examine the Exterior

While the inside of the home is important, don’t forget to pay attention to its exterior. Damage and issues to the outside can be costly, so if you are aware upfront, you may see any warning signs or feel confident the home is in good shape. An inspection can confirm, but it is best to pay attention.

Things to look for as red flags when you inspect the exterior include:
  • Cracked, curled or missing shingles
  • Issues in the flashing
  • Broken mortar on the chimney
  • Cracks or issues with the foundation
  • Sagging or broken gutters
  • Condition of the windows
  • Cracked or missing shiding

Bring Furniture and Size Dimensions Along

There’s nothing worse than moving into a new house and realizing your beloved couch does not fit, your bed doesn’t quite work, or desk isn’t a great fit for a space. While you can always purchase new furniture, it helps to bring furniture measurements and a tape measure with you to an open house. This will allow you to envision your furniture and artwork in the space to see how a flow could work. In addition, take measurements of the space as well. If you are seriously considering a purchase, it can be helpful to get actual dimensions of a room, doorway, etc. It is important to be respectful as this is currently someone’s home. Review a buyer’s guide to open house etiquette for some pointers.

To find your next dream home, Elevation Group will make it happen. Specializing in each of Denver’s neighborhoods, you can count on our team to help guide you every step of the way in the home buying process. From touring homes and attending open houses, to making final decisions, we will make the process seamless. We can also help you sell your home to find your next. Contact us today to get started.