Before You Start House Hunting

Posted by on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 6:54pm.

Prepare

Decide on exactly what you want in a home as well as the things you are willing to compromise one. Deciding these things ahead of time will help you narrow down your choice. It is also important to decide exactly what you are willing to pay, so you don’t talk yourself into something out of your price range.

Educate yourself on market trends

House hunting can be overwhelming, and understanding your local housing market can be even more so. One thing you can do is look on real estate websites that offer price estimates. This can prepare you for what to expect to pay for similar properties. Also, look at reports that can tell you how many homes are for sale in your area. This will help you determine if you are looking in a buyer’s or seller’s market.  

Find a great real estate agent

You will be working a lot with your real estate agent, so it is important to make sure it is a great fit. Create a list of questions to ask a prospective agent such as: what is your schedule, how many clients are you working with, what areas do you do a lot of business. Knowing the answers to these questions will help determine if the real estate agent will be able to work with your house hunting needs.

Another tip to finding a good fit is to call around. Don’t settle for the first real estate agent you call. Calling multiple agents will give you a better idea of which relationship will work best.

There is a lot to decide when you start looking for a home. A real estate agent will be key to making the process less intimidating. 

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