Before buying a residential property, it is a must to do a personal inspection. This is important so you would know the real condition of the property, areas that need repair, potential problems and if it is indeed worth your money.
Potential buyers should take a step further when attending an open house and personally check the details of the different parts of the property. Spend as much time as possible viewing the home to give you a better idea and feel of its atmosphere. One needs to be thorough when doing those maintenance checks to ensure you are buying your dream home.
Also, it is a good idea to make a list of the areas of the house you feel are important to you so you won’t forget to check them when you’re already in the property. Bring a notebook and write down specific features. If you want to take photos, ask first the permission of the real estate agent or the owner, if available.
Here are vital areas worth checking. Make sure to write down your observations as you go around