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Touring an Open House: Things You Should Look For

Lora Davis

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So you happen to be in the market looking for the perfect home. Maybe you saw some Villas in Indore that you see yourself living in, or you may have seen something in another location. You managed to shortlist a few of these properties that happen to meet your needs, but now it’s time to view them. Pictures can say a lot about a property but as the saying goes: “the proof is in the pudding”.

After being invited to an open house, it’s natural to turn into the kitchen and bedrooms first. However, there are other things that shouldn’t be overlooked when doing an open house tour. Bear in mind that you came because you wanted to see if the house is as good as it looks in the pictures and whether or not you can see yourself living there. With that said, let’s look at some of those key elements.


This is always a good thing to consider, seeing that you don’t want to be in a case where you open a bedroom window and find yourself looking straight into neighbor’s bathroom. You should also bear in mind that it doesn’t have to be a big issue in some cases seeing that “hedges can be fantastic neighbors too”.

The home’s exterior

When doing open visits for Villas in Bhopal or anywhere else, taking walk around the property is a good idea. This gives you chance to review the durability of the house from the outside. It also gives a peace of mind to know that there won’t be a need to change the roof or any critters hiding under crawl spaces outside. It’s a warm-up for what is to be expected when you enter.

Odors and stains

Be sure to check out the attic while on your tour. Remember that it is not a place that used on a daily basis and just about anything can be stored in it. You may end up running into some unusual smells that can tell a lot about the condition of the house. For instance, if you happen to visit some villas in Bhopal, and when you go in the basement or attic it smells humid and damp. These could be signs of underlying water damage, so these checks can never be overlooked.


One of the important things to take from an open house is the neighborhood. It said that you normally buy an entire neighborhood when you buy a house. This doesn’t mean you should play inquisitive. Simple things such as observing weather conditions and traffic speeds in the area, along with the condition of other homes in the vicinity.

About the author: This article is penned by Lora Davis for Ruchi Realty. Ruchi Realty is the real estate arm of Ruchi Group of Industries which is one of India largest business houses with interest in steel, infotech and real estate. The company currently offers residential properties in Indore and residential properties in Bhopal . To know more visit the company website.


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