2 Important Considerations to Make Before Buying a Home

 Falling in love with a listing is one thing, but there are other outside intangibles you need to take into consideration before you make that purchase. 

If you’re in the market to buy a home and you fall in love with one, there are certain things you should consider besides the emotional appeal before pulling the trigger on that purchase. 

First, what is the neighborhood like? One of the things I do for my clients is show them areas with low crime rates, good schools, good shopping centers, and whatever else might be important to them. 

Once it gets dark, I encourage you to take a drive or a walk through the neighborhood surrounding your prospective home and ask yourself how it feels to you. Outside of the emotional appeal of your home, there are other outside intangibles to consider. 

Take a drive through the home’s neighborhood and see how it feels.

You should also pay attention to what the other homes in the neighborhood look like. Unless you live in an HOA neighborhood, there’s not a lot you can do to improve that neighborhood if all the homes are deteriorating. It doesn’t matter how well you maintain your own home. It the area is a run-down condominium association, that’s something you might want to pass on. 

The best thing I can suggest for you to see an example of "less is more" is to visit a model home from a new home builder. This will give you a great idea of how to best showcase your home.

If you’d like to know more about this topic or you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to speaking with you. 


Dan Rochon

Dan Rochon is an Associate Broker in VA, Broker in MD; Owner of Rochon Investments, LLC; Owner and Co-founder of www.GreetingsVirginia.com and Owner of other Joint Ventures as well as a real estate principles instructor at Moseley Real Estate Schools.

As a real estate sales agent, Dan and his team are consistently top producers in their marketplace and provide solutions for their clients. Through their investing company, Dan and Traci Rochon have been investing in residential and commercial real estate ventures for more than the past decade.

Dan and his wife Traci are frequent speakers and are often quoted in media stories about the current real estate market. The Rochon's have been featured on The Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, WTOP News, Voted as The Best of DC Real Estate Agent in the Washington City Paper Readers Poll, and more...