6. Perform Due Diligence
As your real estate professional, I will provide you with improvements and challenges within a home you are interested in purchasing. You will know what you are getting into before you complete your purchase.
Knowing what work has and has not been done to your home is important information to have in the buying process. While updates can increase your home value, damages can take money out of your pocket. Your main concern is the possibility of structural damage, which can come from water, shifting ground or poor construction.
Sometimes problems appear to be a big deal to you, but more often than not the problems may be fixed with little effort and without a huge price tag.