14 - What to Ask a Seller

14 - What to Ask a Seller

It is wise to ask a lot of questions when viewing and considering a new home to purchase. After all, deciding on a new property to buy is a big decision, and it’s important to be well-informed about a home you’re interested in. 

The following are some basic yet important questions you might ask the seller or their agent about a home you’re interested in. Bring a pen and paper to jot down the answers so you don’t lose track after viewing multiple properties.

  • Why are you moving?
  • What is the square footage of the home?
  • Where are the lot lines/boundaries of property?
  • What school district is local to this home?
  • Are there any subdivision restrictions, or association/trash collection fees to consider?
  • What appliances are included in the sale of the home?
  • What type of heat and what are the annual costs?
  • Have you had regular furnace maintenance done?
  • How old is the furnace/water heater/water softener/central air system?
  • What is the type/amperage of electrical system and is the system full?
  • Are the stove and dryer gas or electric?
  • Is cable television available?
  • Is there a water softener or iron filter? If so, is it rented or owned?
  • Have you had regular septic service performed? How deep is the well if there is one?
  • How old is the roof? How many shingle layers are present?
  • Is the garage insulated? Is there a door opener and is it included?

 

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