Ready to buy a home?
Whether it’s your first home purchase or your tenth, when you’re ready to buy we all have similar questions and concerns.
- How do I find my perfect home while staying within my budget?
- What other expenses are involved?
- When I find it, how do I know how much to offer?
- How can I make sure that everything goes smoothly and avoid potential problems?
As full time real estate professionals it’s our job to address these concerns and ensure a smooth and successful purchase. And the best part is our services are free to the buyer, so there’s really no reason not to get help.
Find an agent
A real estate agent can walk you through the process from start to finish. Spend some time getting to know one or several. Ask questions and see how they respond. There’s no need to sign anything right away, and when you’re ready you’ll have someone you’re already comfortable with.
Determine your budget
Unless you’re just window shopping you’ll need money to buy a house, and in today’s competitive market that means getting pre-approved for financing. Ask your agent what this means and for references to lenders.
Know what you want
This can be harder than it sounds. It’s unlikely you’ll find the perfect house so it’s important to separate wants from needs and prioritize them.
Study the market
Most buyer’s want a “good deal”. They do exist, but you have to be quick which means you need to know one when you see one and be ready to act quickly. This only comes with a through knowledge of the market. Watch your target market on the Internet, visit open houses, talk to agents.
Want to know more?
Give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer questions.