3 Home Buying Secrets

HOME BUYING TIPS

Three Very Important Things to Know When You're Buying a Home

I’ve got 3 home buying secrets for you before you start the home buying process.

Whether you're buying your first home, your dream home, a multi-generational home, or an investment property – the process can seem overwhelming. It can take a while to find the perfect property within your ideal budget. Your Realtor’s® goal should be to help eliminate your stress and help you feel confident in your decisions!

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The most important thing to remember when you're buying a home is that it’s a once or maybe a few times in a lifetime experience. Try to sit back and enjoy it. Your dream home is out there.

You’ll find it. You’ll win the bidding when you do find it – without overpaying.

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Contact a Realtor® you trust. Yes, you can search on your own with the fantastic tools out there like Realtor.com. But in real estate, timing is everything and a real estate agent has access to properties before they even hit the market. They have insider information. They also have great tools with the top algorithms to send you properties that fit your exact requirements to take the search out of research.

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A home’s true value is in the eye of the perfect owner! While you definitely don’t want to pay more than a home is worth, consider what that exact home is worth to you. People pay more for high end brands every day. If they didn’t, there would be one generic type of car on the street. Point being, don’t lock yourself into what you believe a home’s value should be. 

Consider what a home is worth and what it means to you. How long you’ll be there. How easy maintenance may be. Sometimes the steal of a lifetime isn’t based on price at all. Allow yourself to think outside the price box. 

As a buyer, it’s especially important to remember, typically, a Realtor® is no charge to you.

 

Find a great one. Find one you will enjoy speaking to multiple times a day for many days. I’d love the chance to be that Realtor® for you! 

 
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