Resources for Home Buyers
Prepare to Buy a Home
Find a trusted partner:
It's absolutely vital that you find a real estate professional who understands your goals and who is ready and able to guide you through the home buying process.
Make a good offer:
Remember that your offer is very unlikely to be the only one on the table. Do what you can to ensure it's appealing to a seller.
Factor maintenance and repair costs into your buying budget.
Even brand-new homes will require some work. Don't leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.
It's easy to get wrapped up in your present needs, but you should also think about reselling the home before you buy. The average first-time buyer expects to stay in a home for around 10 years.
Develop you home/neighborhood wish list.
Prioritize these items from most important to least.
Select where you want to live.
Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you'd like to live in, taking into account nearby schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety.
When Considering Selling
Are you ready to sell? Are you ready for a home that's larger or in a more desirable location? Are interest rates attritive? Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market? Have you outgrown your neighborhood? If you answer yes to these questions, you may be ready to move.
Selling your home isn't always easy. There will be frustrations. But when you close on the deal and move onto your next adventure those feelings will quickly fade.
Ready to sell?
Interview and select a Realtor:
What does a Realtor do for you?
Price your home:
Prepare your home:
Negotiate with buyer:
Have your home inspected:
Close the deal!