Home buyers can avoid spending needless hours looking at properties by following these simple steps.
1. After meeting with your mortgage lender to get your pre-approval, be sure to discuss your price range with your real estate agent. Set up your search based on price first. Your financial boundaries come first in selecting a home.
2. Select your Area(s) you are willing to live within. Too many people don’t keep their home search narrowed down to a few specific areas. They tend to say they’re “open” to all areas. You will be overwhelmed with choices if you don’t set limits early on in your search.
3. Buyers should do their own research up front prior to setting up an appointment with their Realtor to visit the property. Check into the crime rates, drive by the property of interest, research the tax records and seller disclosures prior to viewing the property.
Buyers you need not visit 100 houses before making an offer! It’s a waste of time for all. Being more specific about some of the larger components of your search will indeed make the process easier and you will be in a home much faster!