Finding Your Dream Home
A house is not a dream home because of its size or color. It’s about how you feel when you walk through the front door – how you can instantly see yourself living in it. Home truly is a FEELING. Let me help you find the perfect one!
Establish your purchasing power.
It is important to meet with a lender to determine the best financing option for you and how much you qualify for. This process usually takes 48 hours but may take longer in rare cases. Before looking at homes, all buyers must obtain a pre-qualification to avoid the disappointment of losing the chance to make an offer on a home. Selling agents require pre-qualification or pre-approval before considering your offer. A pre-qualification puts you in a stronger negotiating position, demonstrating to the seller that you are financially capable of buying the property and committed to closing the deal. If you plan on using cash to invest in properties, we will need a letter from your bank covering the amount you want to spend. While cash can be a good bargaining tool, ensuring you're getting the best deal and not overpaying for the property is important.
Commit to Working with a Buyer’s Agent
I am a BUYERS AGENT looking after your best interests and working with your schedule.
START LOOKING, and online is where it's at! You can click here to start right NOW, or if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you a full list of current homes matching the criteria you would like and the areas of your choice.
Location, Location, Location (yeah yeah)
Narrow your search before you start touring every house. Decide what neighborhoods work best for you and your family. Check out school districts, shopping and dining, public transportation, recreational areas, and crime statistics. I always recommend driving through the area and finding neighborhoods first. Why? Because if you like what the neighborhood feels like, seeing how crowded it is, how many children, etc., it will make the process easier knowing that you like where the home is located. Remember, you are buying the neighborhood as much as the home; make sure you like what is there.
Prioritize and Compromise
Make a list of the features you are looking for in a house and rate them on a scale of one to five, with five being a feature you can’t live without. Then, bring your list as you tour homes to keep score.
Pick Your Favorites
I prefer to show my buyers no more than seven homes daily when markets have that many available, except for relocation clients and those in urgent need with only one day to look. Why? Because you will get them confused and forget things about them if I cram homes in your day. Take that time to look at the homes and take notes. It's easier to narrow them down the next day after seeing the other 5. Put the list each day of your favorites FIRST, then work down the list. Be PICKY; find the ones you have the fewest dislikes or ones meeting the majority of your MUST-HAVE and WANTS list. This is your future home; do you see yourself there?
Talk to me, and let me help you answer any concerns and questions. I am your advisor and work for you! What is shiny and new will eventually become mundane, and helping you see long-term value over momentary joy is important when making a HUGE purchase like a new home.
Buying a home? I am here to help you price it right – get a comparative market analysis today BEFORE you make an offer. Working with a NEW HOME BUILDER? That means a professional looking out for you is even more important. Don't go it alone; I will help you through the process.