Buying a home can be a daunting task and it is important that you have a real estate professional acting and negotiating on your behalf. I can assist you by providing valuable information like median sales prices in a neighborhood, the amount of days a home has been on the market, and how many price cuts it has endured. While you can find some of this information online, I can guarantee you the most recent information on your new home. Contact me today to learn how I can help save you money and time. My Custom MLS Search tool provides the most fresh and reliable MLS data available. Listing data is updated several times per day, so you can feel comfortable knowing that you have the most accurate MLS data at your fingertips.
Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there. Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process. First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range. Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is.
FINDING THE RIGHT SELLER
The best seller is one who is highly motivated. A highly motivated seller is more likely to sell at a price that is less than his or her house is actually worth. And it matters that you find out why. Learning the reason why can help you get the price you want and help the seller get what they want: a timely sale. When given the opportunity to meet with sellers, ask them why they are selling. The reason could be anything, such as a job change to a new location or financial problems. If you can solve their problem, whether it is cash related or time related, do so. Not every seller is as genuinely motivated as they make themselves to be. It is impossible to find the perfect seller. But it is possible to find out which sellers are legit and which ones aren’t.
INSIST ON A HOME INSPECTION
As a buyer, you are entitled to know exactly what you are getting. Don’t take anything for granted, not even what you see or what the seller or listing agent tells you. A professional home inspection is something you MUST do, whether you are buying an existing home or a new one. An inspection is an opportunity to have an expert look closely at the property you are considering purchasing and getting both an oral and written opinion as to its condition. Not only should you never skip an inspection, but also you should be present with the inspector during the inspection. Once the inspection is complete, review the inspection report carefully. You have to demand an inspection when you present your offer. It must be written in as a contingency. If you do not approve the inspection report, then do not buy the home.