There’s no doubt about it: buying a home is an overwhelming ordeal. It can be easy to fall into option paralysis when confronted with so many concerns, choices, and decisions – not to mention all the paperwork! That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to help home buyers through the process and be confident when “the one” finally presents itself!
Make a non-negotiable list
This will consist of your “must-haves.” Take into consideration commute time, school district, yard size, garage size, layout, bathrooms, neighborhood, etc. Not only will this list give you a better understanding of what you are looking for, but it is also going to give your realtor guidelines to search within.
Find your realtor
Once you have a complete list, it is time to find your realtor. This is an important step! Your realtor has the power to make or break your home-buying or home-selling experience. Here are a few things that I recommend looking for, and which our service embodies to the fullest:
Don’t Waste Your Time
Not every house is going to fit your needs. Trust in your gut, and trust in your realtor, that you are looking at the right houses for your needs. If you cannot see yourself living in a home, do not waste time or money considering it.
Communicate. Communicate. Communicate.
Make sure that you establish a strong line of communication with your realtor! You should feel comfortable asking questions, making suggestions, and giving feedback. Buying a home is a team effort, and the best way to ensure a pleasant and stress-free experience is to communicate effectively.
You found it… you finally found your home! Now it is time to: