Buying a new home is probably the single largest investment you will make. You will
typically spend a lot of time looking for the perfect house. You have done research, or your real estate agent has, and you are now ready to buy. Having a chat with the seller can help you make a better, more informed decision.
Here is a list of the top questions to ask the seller:
- Why are you selling-this can help you with negotiating the price
- Are there any neighborhood problems-you do not want move into a home with bad neighbors. You can visit the local police department to research crime statistics.
- When and who did major renovations-bad renovations and mediocre construction can end up costing you thousands.
- What do you enjoy most about living in your home-this will get the homeowner talking about the house and the neighborhood
Getting answers to these questions can help you get to know more about the house and the neighborhood you may be living in.