7 Questions to Ask Your Agent Once You’ve Found a House

There are a lot of things that happen in the background when you’re shopping for a house. These things should be seamless and just happen – I do all of these for my clients because I would want them done for me or my family.

Once you’ve found a house that you’re interested in, it’s important to ask your real estate agent a few key questions to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Here are seven questions to ask your agent once you’ve found a house:

  1. What is the condition of the property? It’s important to know the condition of the property before you make an offer. Ask your agent to provide details on the condition of the home, including any known issues or needed repairs.
  2. What is the neighborhood like? The neighborhood can have a big impact on your enjoyment of the home, so it’s important to know what it’s like. Ask your agent about the safety, amenities, and overall feel of the area.
  3. How much are property taxes in the area? Property taxes can vary widely depending on where you live, so it’s important to know how much you can expect to pay. Your agent should be able to provide this information.
  4. How long has the property been on the market? If a property has been on the market for a long time, it may indicate that there are issues with the property or that the seller is willing to negotiate on the price. Ask your agent for the property’s history to help you determine if it’s a good deal.
  5. Are there any known issues with the property? It’s important to know if there are any known issues with the property before you make an offer. Ask your agent if there are any known problems with the property, such as structural issues or pests.
  6. What is the asking price compared to similar properties in the area? It’s important to know if the asking price is in line with other properties in the area. Ask your agent to provide information on comparable properties to help you determine if the asking price is reasonable.
  7. Is the seller open to negotiation on the price? Knowing if the seller is open to negotiation on the price can help you determine how much you should offer for the property. Ask your agent if the seller is willing to negotiate and if there is room for negotiation on the price.

In conclusion, it’s important to ask your real estate agent a few key questions once you’ve found a house to help you make an informed decision. By asking about the condition of the property, the neighborhood, property taxes, the property’s history, known issues, the asking price, and the seller’s willingness to negotiate, you can make a well-informed decision on whether or not to make an offer on the property.

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Tim Bomboir
Licensed real estate agent with Boyes Group Realty Inc. Providing real estate services to buyers, sellers, investors, and those relocating to Saskatoon

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