Here is my number one tip to home buyers looking to buy a home: make a checklist of real estate wants and needs before they begin touring available properties.
I also advise buyers make a rough outline of things they absolutely need so they can more readily identify the open house extras that drive up price without being necessary, the source explains. For example, buyers should narrow down their desired location and determine how large their home should be.
Additionally, home buyers may want to take copies of their finalized lists along with them to open houses. They can check items off as they go and make notes, which could help them to make buying decisions in the future