Thursday tips for Real...Estate!
This week we are going to discuss some tips for buyers to use while they are searching for homes.
The home search process looks different for everyone depending on your timeframe, level of motivation, and how particular they are about what you are looking for. Here are some tips that can help you to prepare.
SET A BUDGET | Work with a reputable local lender to get fully pre-approved and feel confident in your price range and potential monthly payment. Homes in CO can sell fast, and if you wait til you find one you love, you’re probably going to miss out on it!
MAKE A LIST OF NEEDS + WANTS | Needs are absolute must-haves and wants have a little more flexibility. 3-5 things in each category will be a good place to start.
PICK A LOCATION | Do you want to cast a wide net or focus on a specific neighborhood? What type of home do you want? Walkable to shops/restaurants or near trails/open space? More of an urban or suburban feel? Also take into consideration a potential work commute because traffic can be rough!
PARTNER WITH YOUR AGENT | We set all our buyers up on an official MLS search and filter potential matches to send them as soon as they hit the market. But we also connect them with a great app and encourage them to browse listings on their own as well!
HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY | Every house has pros and cons, and you have to decide what’s most important to you. The great thing about owning a home is you can always make changes/updates and make it exactly what you want...and that in turn adds to your home’s value!
KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE | The real estate market can be competitive and tough for buyers. Sometimes people will make offers on several homes before getting one accepted. In our experience, everything always works out in the end...and even though it can be challenging, it’s definitely worth it!