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Home Buying Etiquette: 4 Things to Avoid on a Property Tour

Image of a family on a property tourFor most home buyers, the most exciting and fun part of the experience is going on a property tour. This is when you get to imagine yourself in the home, explore new neighborhoods, and maybe even get some decorating ideas. But before you go walking through other people’s homes, be aware of some property tour etiquette tips.

1. Don’t Bring an Entourage – Of course, anyone who will be living in the home should attend the property tour. You may even opt to bring one close friend to help you. However, avoid bringing everyone in your extended family or all the members of your book club with you. Having too many people with you will distract you and cause unnecessary wear on the property.

2. Don’t Bring in Food and Beverages – Most sellers meticulously clean, prep, and stage their home when it’s for sale. The last thing you want is to be the person who spills coffee on the white carpet or whose child wipes their chocolate smeared hands on the walls. No matter how careful you are when eating or drinking, leave the food and beverages in the car.

3. Don’t Live Stream Your Tour – While it’s perfectly fine to take a few photos so you can remember the features of each house you view, don’t live stream your property tour or post any pictures you take publicly on social media. Remember, this isn’t your house (yet!), and you may be violating the privacy and security of the current homeowner. Wait until the home is yours to post photos and videos.

Image of a welcome mat outside a front door4. Don’t Interrupt Another Property Tour — If you arrive at the home and see another group viewing the property with their agent, wait until they are finished before you enter the property. You should expect this same courtesy from other agents.

During any property tour, take your time, look around each and every room, and let your imagination run wild. This is your time to plan where you’ll live—possibly for many years to come. Therefore, make the most of each property tour … and then make an offer. Your new home awaits!

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