Buying a home is something that most people look forward to, especially if it's their first foray into home ownership. However, sometimes, eagerness and excitement can make them unaware of how they behave, specifically when they are looking into the homes they are interested in or attending open houses. If you are shopping around for your dream home, remember that good behavior can go a long way and may even land you a good price.
If the property owner is giving you a tour, remember that voicing out what is on your mind is not necessarily helpful. You may feel like criticizing the owner for choosing a velvet couch or wall-to-wall carpeting even though they own three golden retrievers that shed hair like crazy. Keep in mind that you are there to see if the house is a good fit for you and your family, not judge how the previous occupants lived.
While you may be enthusiastic about examining every corner of the home as if a crime scene investigator to spot possible problems like peeling paint and such, be aware that there may be areas that the owner still want to keep as private as possible, such as the kids' bedroom or their master bedroom. Thus, don't invite yourself in a locked room unless the owner grants you permission to do so. By displaying good behavior, you may just receive the deal of a lifetime.