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House Viewing Tips As a real estate agent along the SF Peninsula for the past 20+ years, I have had fun working with both sellers and buyers (and clients who are both!). And believe it or not, I have personally viewed thousands of homes in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. So naturally I have a few tips for buyers when viewing a home.* Do think about how you live in a house. Where would you spend most of your time? Does the floor plan work for you?* Don’t let ugly furniture distract you. I don’t want to sound mean, but let’s just say some houses are still sporting the brown striped couch from 1962 that has been drooping in the middle since 1984. Same goes for bad carpets, ugly flooring, and painted walls - these are all easy fixes after you buy the house.* Do take pictures. Worth a thousand words? You bet! The one house you loved will always look better in your mind, and you might forget how charming that 7th house you saw actually was since your brain had already shut down for the day.* Don’t love your checklist too much. Know what you are looking for, but remain open to features you had not considered or locations you did not know about.* Do look to the future. Will the house work for you now and later as your family size changes?Ready to see what’s out there? Let’s set up some time to look at houses together and I’ll help you see past the gold-speckled, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and find your perfect home.
Image: njaj / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

House Viewing Tips
 
As a real estate agent along the SF Peninsula for the past 20+ years, I have had fun working with both sellers and buyers (and clients who are both!). And believe it or not, I have personally viewed thousands of homes in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. So naturally I have a few tips for buyers when viewing a home.

* Do think about how you live in a house. Where would you spend most of your time? Does the floor plan work for you?

* Don’t let ugly furniture distract you. I don’t want to sound mean, but let’s just say some houses are still sporting the brown striped couch from 1962 that has been drooping in the middle since 1984. Same goes for bad carpets, ugly flooring, and painted walls - these are all easy fixes after you buy the house.

* Do take pictures. Worth a thousand words? You bet! The one house you loved will always look better in your mind, and you might forget how charming that 7th house you saw actually was since your brain had already shut down for the day.

* Don’t love your checklist too much. Know what you are looking for, but remain open to features you had not considered or locations you did not know about.

* Do look to the future. Will the house work for you now and later as your family size changes?

Ready to see what’s out there? Let’s set up some time to look at houses together and I’ll help you see past the gold-speckled, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and find your perfect home.

Image: njaj / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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