17:44 PM, 9th November 2011, About 12 years ago
Viewing a house is often an experience tinged with excitement and trepidation – but seasoned investors work to a step-by-step plan.
The important point is not to let an estate agent or seller take control of your viewing.
It’s your time and important financial and investment decisions can lie on the outcome of just a few minutes inspecting the property.
If you are viewing several properties, it makes sense to have a standard checklist for each one so you do not miss out any points and compare like with like.
Also take some pictures with your phone or a camera – the agent may have already published some, but they are unlikely to show any blemishes.