See How the House Holds Up to the Rain
House hunting on a typical sunny day in Arizona can help you look at houses in their best possible light. But the occasional rainy days can give you another important perspective, allowing you to see how a house will stand up to wet weather and if there are any concerns or issues you should be aware of before making an offer.
When visiting a home on a rainy day, you and your real estate agent can look for weather-related issues inside and out, such as:
1-Roof damage: Rainy weather may help you notice missing shingles or roof damage. Inside, a quick peek in the attic or upper floors may help you see wet spots, mold, or other signs of potential water intrusion.
2-Gutters, downspouts, and drainage: Looking from the ground, does water seem to be flowing through the gutters, or pouring over the sides? Does water pass through the drainpipes and flow safely away from the house, or are there issues such as standing water, or a disconnected downspout?
3-Smell: Do you notice a damp or musty smell in the house or visible signs of dampness, such as water stains, wet spots, or mildew? Do you notice any drafts or cold spots?
4-Standing water. Do you notice pools of water in the yard or driveway?
In addition to these major concerns, seeing a home on a rainy day can give you a chance to look for other features that are important. A dark and wet day can also be a great opportunity to test out a home’s lighting and check the views from the windows and doors. Plus, check if there is enough garage space to park your car to get out of the rain!
Beat the Competition to Your Next Home
Last but not least: most desert dwellers are not willing to deal with rain. So get out there and beat the competition to your next home! Grab your umbrella and call the Sibbach Team to find your next home. 480-500-1738