Many Myrtle Beach real estate agents have seen a lot of homebuyers get too excited in the buying process that they instantly decide to buy the first house they see. Yes, it’s easy to get attracted to the houses for sale presented to you based on your personal preferences and affordability. But that’s not all there is to it. There are other equally important aspects that you need to consider before making your decision – such as whether it needs renovation or not.
Before you deciding that you want to buy that house, check to see if it needs further repairs and renovations. Keep in mind that homes for sale are appropriately staged to attract more buyers and entice them into buying. And sometimes, they are just too good to be true.
Here is a guide put together by professional Myrtle Beach real estate agents to help you determine if the house needs renovations and whether or not this will cost-worthy.
1. Make an unplanned visit
Schedule an unplanned visit to the house. You want to go through the house and inspect each corner without the seller hovering behind you. This will give you freedom to check everything and the peace of mind without the constant sales talk of the seller.
2. Get estimates on the potential repairs and renovations
Once you have a list of repairs and renovations that are needed on the house, decide which ones you can do yourself and which ones you’ll need professional assistance with. Get estimates from your contractor on how much the repairs and renovations will amount to and then add that to the purchase price of the house. You’ll see here whether or not the house is a good investment. Also consider the effort you’ll be putting in to renovate the house.
3. Available space
If you will be doing some of the renovations, which is sometimes the case for homeowners who are seasoned do-it-yourselfers, Myrtle Beach real estate agents suggest making sure that you have lots of space inside the house especially if you plan to start the repairs after you have moved in. In this situation, you’ll want to use that spare room to put in all the stuff that is in the room that you will be repairing or renovating. Also, it helps if you have one specific room for the rest of the family to stay in while you do the repairs.
4. Kitchen renovations
Make sure that the kitchen doesn’t need major renovations. Aside from being costly, this could also cause problems and delays with your family. Plus, if you’re planning to do the kitchen renovations after you have moved in, keep in mind that you won’t have a spare kitchen to use while renovating the other one. So unless, it’s alright for you to cook in the living room, make sure that you’ve considered all potential kitchen renovation scenarios.
Want more of these tips and guidelines? Call Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts now and speak with one of their Myrtle Beach real estate agents.
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