You’ll want to be prepared once you start looking for a new house or apartment. Having some basic items to take with you to each viewing can help to recall things you liked, things that perhaps you weren’t so keen on, or where some repairs might be needed.
What should I bring to a house viewing?
Have something to write notes on. This could be a notebook and pen, or an electronic tablet of some form. Taking a camera is a good idea. Most smartphones have good cameras. People ask if you can you take photos when viewing a house? If the property is empty, snap away. However, if you are viewing a home that is still occupied, it’s important that you ask before taking any photos. A tape measure is also an important item to take when viewing new homes. If you have furniture you want to move to the new home, its good to know whether or not it will fit. If certain features are required in the new home, make sure to bring a checklist to each viewing that can be checked off. Knowing what questions should you ask when viewing a house can assist with making informed decisions. If you see a house or apartment that checks all your boxes and you want to make an immediate application, arrive to each viewing prepared with all the information you’ll be required to provide, such as previous addresses, employer information, and references.