Let me paint a picture for you. You’re in your dream home and you are so excited that you and your family have moved in. You are decorating now, setting up the furniture and getting settled. You know it’s going to be raining later that night so you make sure you have everything unloaded from the car and get ready to relax after a hard day’s work. The storm comes as expected, and then you hear a faint, “drip, drop, drip.” You jump up to make sure you didn’t leave a window open or the door slightly jammed only to find out the worst possible problem, that your roof is leaking. Your busy day in the house just turned from busy and crazy to disastrous.
Pause. Now, is there something you could have done to prevent this from happening? Yes. You need to always, always ask, “What’s wrong with this house.”
Why should you ask this? Simple. You need to know what you’re getting yourself into. Think of it this way. Almost all people date before they jump into a marriage. Marriage is permanent and you want to make sure you know the person who’s giving you the ring. Buying a home is the same way. You need to get to know the house and you need to understand what’s wrong with it and price it accordingly.
What’s wrong with this house should be one of the questions you ask a realtor after you find out how many bedrooms there are. The next step, after finding out that it’s the dream home for you, is asking, “What’s wrong with this house.”
After you ask what’s wrong with the house, your realtor will relay all pertinent information to you so that you can make an informed decision. Before you purchase the house and finalize the paperwork, the house should be fully inspected. This process allows you, the buyer, to understand what is wrong with the house and what needs repairs. This has allowed many people to reconsider or to fall in love with the house even more.
So always remember to ask your realtor, “What’s wrong with this house?” For more information on us and our services, please click here.