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Redlands Realtor Recommends 3 Things to Look for at an Open House January 10, 2017

South Redlands, San Bernardino
Redlands Realtor Recommends 3 Things to Look for at an Open House, San Bernardino, California

If you're shopping for a home, attending an open house is a great way to get a look at a property. Usually, you'll have the chance to browse around at your convenience and imagine yourself living there. However, try not to get caught up in the staging. Coldwell Banker Town & Country- Dianne Speaker and Associates, an expert realtor in Redlands, CA, recommends focusing on a few key attributes.

3 Things To Look For At An Open House

1. Neighborhood

Any time you're buying a piece of real estate, you're also purchasing the location. Take a look around the block before pulling in. What does the traffic look like? How do the other houses look? If you get a chance, talk to a few of the neighbors about any issues, like noise levels or crime problems.

2. Exterior

When looking for your dream home, you'll probably concentrate on the closet space and bathroom fixtures — the space you'll actually live in. But take a walk around the exterior, looking for potential problems that could come with a big repair bill. Is the paint fresh? Do you see foundation cracks? If the roof is visible, look for missing shingles. Check for granules where the downspouts release water, which could indicate a looming roof problem.

3. Floor Plan

realtorTry not to get too focused on things that could be easily changed, like kitchen appliances and cabinet doors. Instead, look at the flow of the rooms, an essential element of the house that isn't so easily altered. Do the rooms feel spacious? Does the layout make sense or are the rooms awkwardly arranged? These are crucial components to how comfortable you’ll feel if you decide to live there.

The realtors at Coldwell Banker Town & Country- Dianne Speaker and Associates have over a quarter century of experience and the local market expertise needed to help you find your dream home. Start browsing a selection of homes for sale on their website, or call (909) 553-1924 to speak to a realtor today.

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