Guide to Property Viewing


So, you have been stalking some properties online. You spoke to several different agents about these properties and want to take this relationship to the next level.

That is, “go for a property viewing“.

Obviously, by now you should have narrowed down the property choices based on the following key factors:

  • Is it within your budget range (no point of doing property viewing if you cannot afford to finance it).
  • Is it within your acceptable location (will you stay in Geylang area or far in Woodlands?) The choice is yours.
  • Are you happy with the surrounding neighbourhood?
  • Are you happy with the property specs? (i.e size, #rooms, #toilets, etc).

The more yes you have, the more priority you should give to that particular property.

So, here goes.

  1. When you plan to visit the property, spend some time walking around the neighbourhood. Since you will pass through it every day.
  2. Since you will be visiting quite a number of properties, you can put a list of things that you like about one property that stands out to you. Some pictures will be good too.
  3. Take it slowly and don’t rush the viewing session. You need to have a better feeling of the house. Start from the living room, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, etc and imagine what your typical day will be like.
  4. Additionally, imagine how will you arrange your stuff inside.
  5. Does the place feel cramped, too big, too small, something feels off, etc?
  6. Remember to jot down these findings somewhere.
  7. Some people like sunshine. How will you arrange it for the best use? i.e bed arrangement, living room arrangement, etc.
  8. If you believe in Feng Shui, you can do some analysis here (or do a learn about it first).
  9. If you plan to rent out the place, make sure that it has access to some important amenities (like hot water and internet connection).
  10. Find out the nearest MRT, bus connection, local market or supermarket that you can access. Since you will access these quite a lot of time.

And finally, put all your findings in a separate paper then consult with your partner for the best one.