Sound off with Marla Boren
This is not a bad idea, although not needed before writing an offer. That is something you can do within your due diligence time period. Remember, a buyer can back out of a contract for almost any reason — even not liking the neighborhood. It’s a good idea to talk to multiple neighbors if you can, drive by at busy times so you can know what to expect with commuting and feel if this is still right for you.