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If you’re viewing multiple house listings in pursuit of “the one,” it can be a challenge to keep track of all the details. Was it the first property that needed bath renovations or the second? Did your realtor say that one of the property owners would negotiate on hiring painters? Was it the fourth home you saw that had granite countertops or the seventh?

We’ve all been there; you’re confident that you’ll remember all the details about the house you’re viewing, but when you finally get around to considering your options at the end of multiple walk-throughs, the individual details seem to fuse together. So what can you do to keep track of your thoughts on each property?

Don’t be afraid to take snapshots of a home for later viewing. If you can’t recall something, a visual could be just the thing to jog your memory. Make sure to get a variety of photos that include the exterior of the house, the major rooms, the yard, and any extra features you either like or see as potential problems.

Even though a photo will probably help you remember your thoughts after a walk-through, it’s possible that you’ll wonder why you took that particular photo in the first place. Jot down how you felt about the size of the rooms once you were in them. Did you have any concerns about sounds? How about smells? These are crucial details that should be kept in mind when making your final decision.

The last thing you want to do is mix up photos and notes from different houses. Create separate folders (digital or physical) for each house you viewed, and include any contact information you may need regarding questions about each given property.

We know there’s a lot to keep track of when shopping for a new home, but a little bit of extra effort during walk-throughs can help avert many future headaches.

At Title Junction we care about helping you stay informed throughout your real estate transaction. Have questions? Give us a call at 239.415.6574.

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