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Questions to ask an estate agent before buying a house.

You may buy your dream house only to find out later that you forgot some very important points to note.

It is best to ask some few questions before completing the deal of buying your house. Some agents however will not give direct answers. Be keen to check on their tonal variations and their mood changes including their reactions.

here are some important question to ask the agent before purchasing the house.

Why are the owners selling the house

People leave their homes for several reasons. It may be that they can no longer afford to pay for the house. It may also be the relationship with the neighborhood.

This will help know whether it was for a good course or they were forced out of the house by certain circumstances.

How long had the owner lived there

It may be that the owner had lived there for a long time or there were many owners over the year.

If the house had many occupants over a short period of time according to your judgement, then you should be warned.

Many agents will avoid this question or may go around the bush before answering.

How long has the property been in sale

This is a very important question to ask. A property which have been in sale for a long time may be a sign of red flag. A good property will always sell out very fast. This means that many people are not interested in the property if it has been on the market for a long time.

What is attached to the property

Before buying a house you need to know what is part of the deal and what is not. Some of the things in the house may be not part of the deal and have to pay for them later on. So before completing that deal be sure to know everything entailing the property.

Social amenities

This is also a vital question when buying a house. You need to be located near a school, a road, religious center and most importantly a hospital.

There are other questions that you need to ask the agent before buying a house. It is always advisable to be careful than regretting later on.

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