Step 5 to Buying a Home: Time For Showings!

You’ve found properties on the MLS you’re interested in seeing, we’ve set up your showings and we head out soon to see them!  Before we go, here are a few tips to remember:

  • Most sellers require you are pre-approved before being able to see their home.
  • Sellers usually require 24 hours notice prior to showings. They may also put other limitations on showings such as no showings after 6pm or on Sundays, etc.
  • If a lot of sunlight is important to you in a home, then try to do showings during daylight hours.
  • Don’t assume we’ll be able to use the restroom so plan accordingly.
  • Focus on the property not their furnishings, artwork, etc. as you’re buying the property not their stuff.
  • Avoid touching furniture or personal items as we don’t want to be responsible should something break.
  • Remind children not to play with the toys and things they see in the house.
  • The home inspection comes AFTER a contract is agreed upon and signed by both the buyer and seller.  During a typical showing we should not be in the crawl spaces, attic, etc.
  • If sellers are home, be careful not to give too much away about yourself and why you’re buying as that information could hurt us later during the negotiation process.
  • Bring drinks and snacks as looking at lots of homes can be grueling!

Generally the day before we are scheduled to look at homes I will get in touch with you about where we are meeting and when. If you prefer I pick you up and drive you, that’s perfectly fine, just let know.

Let’s go see some homes!


acaKrista Moreno- REALTOR®
Cell 830.305.5248
Office 830.433.4646
Fax 830.433.4743