Buying a property in Dubai is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in life. Therefore, it is very important you get things right. So, how many times should you view a house before making an offer? Should you buy it after the first viewing? It is advisable to view the property more than once instead of rushing to buy it. This will help you become absolutely sure the property fits your needs and is worth the investment.
In most cases, people view a house 2-4 times before making an offer. However, you should view a property as many times as possible to be sure it is the right one.
There are numerous new real estate projects in Dubai that are expected to be completed soon, such as the Emaar Beachfront apartments ,Port De La Mer by Meraas and Dubai Creek Harbour. Therefore, if you are looking for a property, there is a wide selection for you in different parts of the city. For instance, you can also find various newly-built apartments for sale in Downtown Dubai too.
Below are a few reasons why you should have multiple viewings:
Different times of the day
When looking for a house, it is recommended to view it during the day and when it gets dark. Since the house feels different at night compared to during the day, you may have a varied opinion. For instance, some places may be very quiet during the day but very noisy at night. So, multiple visits will tell you more about a property than just a one-time visit.
It is often a good idea to attend one of the viewings with a close friend or family because they may help to identify things you did not. If possible, get a third or even fourth opinion. Even though it is your property, other people can raise valid points that are worth considering.
Measure up for the furniture
In your first viewing, you will generally get the overall layout of the house. However, you may want to have a second visit to measure how the furniture will fit. Since it is easier to buy furniture than it is to buy a house, it is always recommended to buy furniture to fit the property and not the other way around. Also, it is good to know whether there will be an additional cost of replacing broken furniture that does not fit.