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Peter Blondin
e-Pro, ABR, MBA Realtor

Home showings: An important step of the home purchasing process

by Peter Blondin 05/22/2024

In a fast-paced seller’s market, homebuyers may feel pressured to skip the home showing process. Once you find a nice listing online, it may become contingent in a matter of a few days, depending on where the home is located. 

However, pictures online may not tell you the full “story” of what the home has to offer - this is why it’s crucial to attend a home showing to get a better idea if the property meets your expectations. 

Home showings are commitment free 

As home showings are commitment free, a buyer can review their options and proceed accordingly. After seeing a home in person, a buyer may want to set up a follow-up showing to confirm if the property matches or exceeds their expectations.

For this reason, it’s beneficial to prepare plenty of great questions about the home, so you can learn as much as possible about the property. 

Home showings provide a closer look

During a showing, a buyer walks through the house with a real estate agent who can guide them through the home. Depending on the size of the house, the showing may take 30 minutes or even a few hours. However, it’s crucial to make the most of this time. 

It’s beneficial to take notes, pictures if allowed, and really take the time to figure out if the property matches with your lifestyle and goals. 

Home showings are an important homebuying step 

With the guidance of a real estate agent, a home showing can be a crucial step in deciding your next move as a homebuyer. You may discover, in person, that the property is in proximity to great local parks and resources, or has great access to natural lighting that wasn’t revealed in pictures seen online. 

By viewing a home in person, you can better gauge if a property is right for you and our household and proceed with the course best fitting your needs.