Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent During a House Tour

According to Redfin there are some basic questions you should ask while on a house tour with a real estate agent.

Here are some questions to get you started.

1. What do you like about the home?

Agents tour homes every day. Pick your agent’s brain for the unique qualities that stand out. But also make sure the home will function in all the ways that will meet your needs.

2. Do you have any concerns?

This is a really important question to ask, especially before you fall in love with the property. Make sure you’re aware of the home’s potential flaws. Does it lack storage space? Will it cost a fortune to heat in the winter?

3. Is the price right?

To see if the home is fairly priced, your agent will compare the sale price with that of similar homes that have recently sold in the area.

4. How long has it been on the market?

If it’s a new listing, don’t expect the sellers to strike a bargain with you. But if it’s been sitting for a while, they may be more willing to negotiate their asking price. When a property has been on the market for a while, many buyers assume there must be something wrong with it. In reality, it may have originally been listed at too high of a price.

5. Are any repairs needed?

This question is always discussed during a house tour as homebuyers take a look around at the overall condition and age of the home.

The sellers will disclose all of the known issues about the home after you’ve reached an agreement on the price and terms of your offer. Sometimes they will disclose these issues in advance, especially if the home has gone back on the market after a home inspection. You’ll want to know if the issues have been fixed or how costly the repairs will be.