Look for these at your next Open House
Looking at Open Houses this weekend? Look past the staging and ignore the fresh cookie-smell. Here is a list of things to look for while you are in the Open House.
This is Bo Kauffmann from Remax Performance Realty.
And today I'm going to talk about open houses. Now a lot of buyers start their search by simply going to open houses on a Sunday. But here's a list of things that you should be checking for.
First check the window locations. Are there enough windows in which we are they facing?
Are there enough electrical outlets?
Is there lots of closet space?
Check the floor underneath the rug. And now you might laugh at this but I had one house where there was a large oriental rug in the living room and hardwood floors showing on the outside. And if you lifted that rug, you can see plywood underneath it. It was just hardwoods just around the edges.
Are the floors level? And the way to check that is to go into one of the bedrooms, actually several of the bedrooms, and open the door halfway and just leave it there. Does a closed in on itself or does it open by itself? That's a neat little way to to check.
Is there enough counter space in the kitchen?
And here's a good one! Again don't laugh but if you're looking at a two story home or especially two and a half story homes in Winnipeg, check the top floor. To make sure there's heating and air conditioning ducts running into that top level. Sometimes there's not!
So my advice to prospective buyers. Is use the free tour of the of the house, just to see if the house feels right. And then always book a private tour afterwards. With your own agent.
And for that I'm available to help you! My name is Bo Kauffmann Remax performance realty. My Cell direct is 204-333-2202. To next time. Bye