Home Buying Tips From Keller Williams Realty

In our experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door — the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It's about your life and your dreams. It's important that the agent you choose to guide you through this journey is your trusted expert and advocate. Keller Williams Realty has a team of experienced, qualified real estate professionals ready to help you find homes for sale that meet all of your criteria.
  1. Size of home - number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.
  2. Location - What sort of proximity to your work, schools, open space, entertainment venues are you looking for?
  3. Neighborhood - What kind of community are you looking to move into? What about schools? Recreational facilities? Security?
  4. Other costs - What are the associated taxes? What are the local price and valuation trends?
  5. Lifestyle - Do you do a lot of entertaining? Do you need a guest room? Do you have pets and need a large yard?
Whether you're looking for properties for sale in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Northern Cape, Western Cape or Port Elizabeth, we can help you find the perfect home. Here are some things to think about as you begin looking at homes for sale.

  • Do you have a preference for when the house was built?
  • Do you want a house in move-in condition or are you willing to do some work on it?
  • When people come to your home, what do you want your home to say about you?
  • Do you want to have a swimming pool or hot tub?
  • Are you looking for any structures such as a greenhouse or shed?

Property Exterior:
  • What type of home are you looking for (e.g., single-family, condo, town house, etc.)?
  • Approximately what size house are you looking for (square footage)?
  • How many stories?
  • What size lot would you like?
  • What architectural styles do you prefer?
  • What type of exterior siding will you consider?
  • Do you want a porch or deck?
  • What are you looking for in terms of a garage (e.g., attached, carport, etc.)?
  • What other exterior features are important to you?

Property Interior:
  • What kind of style do you want the interior of your home to have (e.g., formal, casual, cozy, traditional, contemporary)?
  • What kind of floor plan do you prefer (e.g., open vs. walls between all living spaces)?
  • In general, what are your likes and dislikes for the interior of your home?
  • Are there specific room needs for your kitchen, bathroom, etc.?