Home after home and so far, none of them feel like, well, home. You feel like you have been looking at homes for eons. How many houses should you look at before putting in an offer if you are looking at Denver real estate? Here’s some buyers tips.
Don’t be overly picky in your home search
In a seller’s market being very picky will mean you won’t find a home to buy. Why? Because someone else will swoop in and buy it out from under you if you hesitate.
Even in a buyer’s market, being so picky that you have to look at 20, 50 or more homes will defeat you. How can you possibly make a decision or even remember the details of home after home? Then there’s the fact that it will also make your Realtor absolutely nuts.
Make a list of the positives and negatives
Guess what? No house is going to be perfect. A brand new home will need minor adjustments, maybe paint, definitely decorating. An older home will need either major or minor updating or have issues.
If it has everything else you need moving on because it isn’t perfect is silly. After touring a home, list the positives and negatives, especially if you are on the fence about whether it is a good fit for you or not. If the positives outweigh the negatives then you should seriously consider putting in an offer instead of continuing your home search.
Rely on your Realtor
Don’t forget to discuss it with your Realtor too. They know the market. They will know if there may be a better option available for you. Just be sure you are completely upfront and honest with them about your wants and needs. Rely on your Realtor and allow them to make your home search easier.