7. Work with a Realtor who will be honest with you about potential negatives in a home
A Realtor who has your best interests in mind will make sure to point out any obstacles to future resale, any pitfalls in a home’s location or floor plan, or other items which might impact your desire to purchase a home to make sure you have all eyes open when it comes to a new home.
8. Pay attention to a home's general upkeep and maintenance
Visiting a property with well-manicured landscaping and that is free of clutter is a good start and can indicate the general condition of the entire home. By contrast, broken items like fixtures or an unkempt lawn may signal that other parts of the home are in similar condition. Work with a Realtor who pays attention to these small details.