How To Survive Knoxville Showings Like A Pro

Looking at Knoxville homes for sale is one of the most exciting parts of buying a home.

Walking through potential homes is exciting and overwhelming. You start picturing yourself in these homes and it’s exciting to explore new potential options.

But, sometimes showings can be a little bit overwhelming. With so many different choices and not every home not being a perfect fit, some buyers can go a little bit crazy during their home search.

In this post, we’ll cover how to survive your Knoxville home search like a pro.

Dress Comfortably

You’ll want to be comfortable when you look at homes. If you’re not, you’ll be distracted and not focus on your home search. This is one of the most basic things that you can do for your Knoxville home search.

When you look at homes, you need to be in clothes that are easy to move in and that you don’t mind going outside in. If you’re like most buyers, you’ll probably want to check out the backyard and the basement. Depending on what the weather is like, these conditions vary a little bit. Needless to say, you’re not going to be wanting to see homes in three-inch heels or expensive dress shoes.

By dressing comfortably, you’ll be able to focus more on your home search than what you’re wearing.

Be Ready To Take Notes

When you see a bunch of homes back to back, it can be hard to remember which house is which. This is why it can be helpful to take notes as you look at homes. Whether it’s a simple pen and paper or utilizing your phone to take pictures, taking notes will help you remember what you like about homes and what you don’t.

In an age of smartphones, a phone is a convenient and easy way to take notes. You can snap pictures of what you like and don’t like about each home. Using an app, like Evernote, you can organize your thoughts in an easy and convenient manner.  The great thing about the Evernote app is that you can include picture, video and text in all of your notes. There is no simpler way to collect your thoughts

Regardless of how you opt to store your thoughts, notes are an important part of remembering what you see. After seeing 5 or 6 houses, you can easily forget the important parts of each house. Notes will save you time and effort. You won’t find yourself going back to each of the houses to pay attention to more details.

Give Yourself Plenty Of Time

Some buyers look at homes quickly, while others like to take their time and take everything in. When you find the right home, there is no saying how long it will take for you to look at it. This is why it can be helpful to give yourself plenty of time. When you’ve got some showings lined up, don’t schedule anything immediately after.

When you’ve got some showings lined up, don’t schedule anything immediately after.  That way, if you do decide to write an offer or need additional time, you’ve got the time to dedicate to that. When you decide to write an offer, you’ll want to make sure that you have the time to think about what you’re doing. You don’t want to do this haphazardly.

Schedule your showings on days that you have time. This will allow you to make the most out of that time.

Don’t Overwhelm Yourself

Finally, with your home search, don’t bite off more than you can chew. You don’t have to see 15 houses in one day. If you do, you’ll wear yourself out and overwhelm yourself. Even the most vigilant buyer will get overwhelmed after seeing that many houses in one day.

There are times where buyers are under pressure to find a home quickly. While this can be hard and there is only so much time, there are still ways to ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed. Instead of doing one marathon house hunt, try to give yourself a bit more time. If this means doing your home search over the course of a long weekend or doing multiple weekend trips, it will be worth it.

Make your home search easier on yourself and don’t see too many houses in one day. Oftentimes, when buyers do this, they often end up wasting time and missing out on the homes. Give yourself the right amount of time to find the right home.

Are you interested in buying a Knoxville home for sale? If so, please do not hesitate to let us know. Rick can be contacted at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be contacted at 865-696-1888 or via email at [email protected]. Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville home search page to see what homes are for sale in the area.