Your excited...you've made the decision to purchase real estate. Perhaps it's your first home, or a building lot, a waterfront home or investment property or you're up scaling or downsizing regardless you will need a Real Estate Professional to guide you through the process. There is a lot to know when purchasing real estate and your Real Estate Professional is there to provide you with the tools and information to make the right decision for you! So here are a few tips;
See your mortgage specialist to determine your budget. You need to know what you can afford to purchase and if you qualify prior to looking at properties.
Choose a knowledgeable Real Estate Professional.
Discuss with your Real Estate Professional what your requirements are for your property, time frame, preferred neighborhoods and available schedules for viewings.
Do you have a home to sell prior to purchasing a new home...understand this process? Selling and purchasing a home at the same time is more complicated and your Real Estate Professional will explain the process and the options that are available to you.
Although you may have an idea of what your looking for it is always a good rule of thumb to keep an open mind...sometimes that "dream home" you always wanted doesn't fit your lifestyle or the up keep is not what you're prepared to do. Open Mind...be Flexible!
Let your Real Estate Professional set up a property search for you. You can peruse the listings and rule out those that are not suitable and those you wish to view. Your Real Estate Professional receives listings prior to them being posted on other websites...this advantage gives you a first hand look potential new listings.
Discuss the process with your Real Estate Professional. Be sure you understand how you will work together during the buying process.
If you see a property you're interested in...let your Real Estate Professional know. They will set up the viewing appointment for you.
It's important to enjoy the process of finding a suitable property. Every home you see will vary in many ways...as you go though the viewing process you will educate yourself on what you want and expect from your new home.
Be sure to communicate with your Real Estate Professional...they are great, experienced professionals but they are not "mind readers". Communication is the key to finding you that perfect home!
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