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Viewing The House? What to Look for Room by Room

When viewing a Vancouver home for sale, many real estate buyers look at the property for sale from a “macro” perspective. They ask themselves questions like: “Is it large enough?”; “Are there enough bedrooms?”; “Is it in a nice neighbourhood?” While those questions are important, it also pays to consider a potential new home from a “micro” perspective.
I always advise my Vancouver clients to view the house for sale in a different mindset. Purchasing a real estate is not a routine buy and sale transaction. Vancouver is a big city and since I live in Kitsilano, I concentrated my focus and specialty in Vancouver West real estate and placing downtown aside, there are many duplex and detached homes in this area. number of rooms and how the floor plan of each of this listings on MLS™ show, play a important part of decision for my buyer clients.
Here are some things to consider:
Living room and family room. 
Are they large enough to fit all the furniture? Are the rooms conducive to family get-togethers and entertaining? Do you need a separate living room and family room? Do you see yourself sitting with your family in there?
Is it important to have enough space to eat comfortably in the kitchen as well as the dining room? Does the kitchen have all the cupboard and other storage space you need? Will your fridge fit? Do you need a pantry or the cabinets are enough? Do you prefer gas or electric stove? do you do lots of cooking and entertainment and may require a prep area, a kitchen island maybe.
Is the main floor bathroom uncomfortably small? Does the ensuite bathroom have all the features you desire, such as a large tub and/or separate shower? Do you need double sinks? How many bathroom piece you really need in this Vancouver property for sale?
 Is the master bedroom large enough to fit the bed and other furniture? Does it have the closet space you need? Are the other bedrooms large enough for your needs? (It’s a good idea to get the measurements of these rooms as it can be difficult to judge measurements during a viewing.), What view do you have from your bedroom? Is that important to you?
Storage space.
 This is particularly important if you’re shopping for a condo. Does the storage space or locker have the space you need?
Are there enough closets for your needs? Is there a linen closet?
 Homeowners use the garage for more than just cars. If you plan to use this space for storage or hobbies, check that the garage will be suitable for those purposes.
Real Estate buyers have different motivation and mindset when looking for a Vancouver house, condo, or a townhouse. As a Vancouver REALTOR™ I will research every detail and make sure this one match your desire. 
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