Massachusetts Buyer Property Showing Advice

Selecting can be a bit stressful. There are many things to consider when selecting homes to view, prior to showings, and during showings. The Massachusetts buyer property showing advice in this blog can help make it a little bit more enjoyable.

Home Selection

Price Range Is Important

It can be heart breaking to see properties that are not possible for you to purchase. This can also waste time and energy. Obtain a mortgage pre-approval and know what you can afford prior to scheduling showings. This is probably the most critical of the Massachusetts buyer property showing advice.

Features & Amenities

Compile a wish list with amenities that you must have and those that are desired but not critical. Understand that no property may contain everything on your list and that you may need to identify things that you can live without. Ask your real estate representative for estimates on what different items may cost or are usually included in homes within your price range. Considering this information prior to showings will help make the process more efficient.

Research and Planning


Preview photos of properties on the Internet ahead of time and rule out homes that clearly are not appealing to you. Think about driving by the listings ahead of time. Ask your real estate broker about particular areas and market trends. In markets with many available options, narrowing down options will make the time spent viewing listings in-person less tedious.

Seeing Properties Back-to-Back

Make effective use of your time by combining visits to multiple listings on the same day. Your real estate representative will compile the optimal order for the visits and manage confirming the appointments. Avoid being too ambitious as properties may get upjumbled after a long day of viewing many listings.

What to Do During Showings

Massachusetts buyer property showing advice would not be complete without advice for during and after showings. If you immediately realize that a home will not work for you, do not waste any additional time viewing it. This allows you to spend more time in ones that you do like. Write down your thoughts during or immediately after a showing. List items that you liked and did not like. These personal notes will help may help trigger your memory later. Use first showings to narrow down your list and return for second showings for final picks. You may notice different details upon seeing a listing a second time or at a different time of day.

More Massachusetts Buyer Property Showing Advice

Real estate brokers know the area and master how to best schedule property visits. Select a professional that understands your needs and rely on that agent to assist you through the process. Your agent can also provide additional Massachusetts buyer property showing advice. This guide was compiled by Christopher Graves at Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company and is intended merely as an overview.

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About Chris Graves

I grew up in Massachusetts, spent the majority of my young adult life in Boston, and own a home in Windham NH. I have owned properties in MA and NH. I specialize in mortgage lending in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and my company does have the ability to lend in other states. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst Massachusetts in 2002. I have a Bachelor’s in Science. In addition to managing a team of loan officers my personal loan production is always in the top of the entire of company. I have personally been in the mortgage business for over 13 years. I pride myself with taking my clients from application to close in the smoothest and quickest way possible, while keeping them well informed during the entire process. I originate my own loans from start to finish and work hand in hand with my loan processors & underwriters to make sure I am updated to the minute with all of my files. I stay up to date with lending guidelines and speak with underwriters on a daily basis to ensure I am aware of all of the lending guidelines in place.

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