Seeing a home more than once before making an offer on it is very common, as buying a home is a big decision. If you find a home you really like, you should consider it viewing it at least two times too, and here are some of the different things you should be looking for during a first viewing versus a second viewing.
Things to look at during the first viewing
A first viewing of a house typically tells you if you are interested in the house or not. There are a lot of reasons that you might be interested in a house, and there are also a lot of things that could cause you to mark it off your list. During a first showing, you will likely be focused primarily on the following things:
- The price of the house and whether you can afford it or not
- The size of the house
- The number of bedrooms and bathrooms
- The overall condition of the home
- The layout and style of the house
- The location of the home
- The features the home offers
Looking at more surface-level things is the main focus of a first viewing, and you will know if you would like to see a house a second time or not after seeing it once.
Things to look at during the second viewing
You likely view a house a second time because you really loved the house and want to see it one more time to determine if you should make an offer on it. Because of this, the second viewing you have of a house will often be a little more in-depth than the first viewing you had. During the second viewing of a house, you will need to look a little more closely at the house, and this will include examining and evaluating the following types of things:
- The amount of closet space and storage space the home offers
- The cabinets, drawers, and storage in the kitchen
- The way the plumbing system works
- The sizes of bedrooms in comparison to the furniture you have
- The updated features and energy-efficient features of the home
- Problems the home may have that you read on the disclosure form or just noticed this time around
If you are interested in looking at real estate for sale and viewing houses for a first, second, or even third time, contact a real estate agent.