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Sometimes there is a glut of properties on the market in your price range. You may not have the time or energy to choose which ones to view and you would probably be seeing a lot of properties that really aren't all that suitable if you visited them all. Consider how much time you've got and how many you can see in one go. Then pick the ones which are the closest match to your ideal home and visit those ones.

Before you go:

  • Put a comfortable pair of shoes on - you could be doing fair amount of walking.

  • Eat a reasonable meal - viewing on an empty stomach can leave you distracted and sometimes a bit irritable.

  • Take a pen and paper with you so can take notes.

  • Leave the kids with friends or relatives. You might well lose your temper with them if you take them, and you should have all your attention focused on the property you are viewing.

  • Try to go with someone else. Your partner is best, but anyone whose opinion you trust is worth taking along - they may spot something you miss, or stop you getting carried away.

  • Make sure you read the next two sections which will help you know what to ask and how to behave when you're viewing a property.
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