Someone submitted a great question to The Real Estate FAQ, so I thought I would share it here.
The question was, “What is a realistic number of homes you should view prior to buying?”
It’s a tough question to answer… there is no hard and fast answer. Beware the agent that limits how many homes they will show — and it does happen, at least in the Phoenix real estate market. I’ve never understood the agent who says, “I’ll only show someone X number of homes.” (I had someone tell me their agent limited showings to five homes. How utterly ridiculous.)
On the other hand, no one wants to wander aimlessly, looking at dozens and dozens of homes with no progress or end in sight.
The short answer to the question is, “as many as it takes”. But there are some strategies and things to keep in mind in any home search, and I discuss some of them in the answer I left to the question on The Real Estate FAQ.
[tags]real estate FAQ, home buying[/tags]