If you’re a home buyer, the thought of touring beautiful homes on a gorgeous sunny spring day sounds like a dream, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want to visit beautiful homes basking in sunshine, surrounded by blooming flowers and chirping birds? But hold onto your umbrellas because I’ve got a hot tip for you: if you are searching for a home to buy, touring properties in the rain might just be the investigative adventure you need to try. Here’s why a rainy day tour could be your secret weapon in the home-buying game.
Generally speaking, rain should slide off the roof, down the gutters, and away from the house, right? Well, sometimes water doesn’t go where we expect it to go and you end up with ponding – basically water without a getaway plan. That water can sneak into all sorts of places it shouldn’t, like walls, foundations, garages, and basements. Nobody wants that! So, while you’re scoping out your potential new home, keep your eyes peeled for any suspicious puddles lurking around the place.
Rainy days are like a truth serum for spotting leaks. Just glance up at the ceiling and skylights as you wander through. If you notice any funky patches or paint variations, it might be worth asking about.
When the weather is wet, that usually means fewer crowds, so you can explore the home without feeling rushed. Plus, the seller’s agent is more likely to be free to answer questions.
Remember that you’re stepping into someone’s home on a rainy day so be mindful of your muddy shoes. Most listing agents will have a spot for wiping your feet or even some snazzy shoe covers.
I’m not a home inspector, but I’ve attended more inspections than I can count, and I’ve picked up some things along the way. If you’re hungry for more house-hunting wisdom, please reach out. I’m here to provide guidance and help you get your dream home. Let’s make this journey fun and stress-free!