Don’t Be Hesitant
When looking for a new home it is important to take opportunity as it presents itself. Don’t hesitate when you notice that big “For Sale” sign in front of a home you may be interested in. Be impulsive and take the tour because you never know what may come it. The opportunity may not last long, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on it because you assumed the place was out of reach.
Know Your Financial Limits
Know where you stand financially when looking to buy a new home and come up with a realistic budget that you and your real estate agent can work with. It is so important to discuss your financial plans and limitations with your realtor to make sure that you can safely afford the home you want. It is your Realtors job to help you look for one inside your monetary range, and they will look out for your best interests. There are plenty of outside resources to choose from if you need help figuring out where those limitations lie.
Give Yourself Experience
There is nothing worse than touring a home you are interested in without knowing what you really want in a home. Before diving into tours, make sure that you and your family are aware of what style house you want, which realtor to work with, what neighborhood feels like home, and much more. You need to have an idea of what you are looking for in terms of your “dream home” before spending hours researching the wrong ones. Don’t just tour on the surface, ask questions and really get to know the house you are in. Take as much time as you need to be sure of your intent before becoming serious about buying a home.
When touring a potential home, pay attention to certain attributes of a home that stand out. Like the saying goes, “Love is blind,” so that comes into play with your home tours, as well. Instead of being entranced by the pretty marble countertops and wood-plank flooring, make sure you are paying attention to the finer details. Ask a ton of questions, even if you feel like you know the answer because it is much better to be knowledgeable about your purchase than presuming everything is correct. Knowing the red or “white” flags beforehand can help you make the best decision for you and your family.
Doing a Double Take
Seeing the home you want may seem flawless, at first. Especially for first-time home buyers, a home may have everything on the list, but other important aspects could get ignored. If you think that you have found that perfect home inside of the most amazing neighborhood, take a step back and re-tour the home to see if you can find anything you missed. This can help you narrow down your options and really weed out the ones that may have seemed fantastic at first glance.
Seal the Deal
To avoid your property lender from pulling out of the deal, be sure to always be efficient and punctual with all paperwork and communication. Also, before signing any contracts for a new home, read through it carefully to make sure you are getting a fair deal with no hidden information.
Buyers Source Realty highly suggests using an Exclusive Buyers Agent for your house hunting process. Exclusive Buyers Agents are dedicated representatives of the buyer in a real estate transaction. They are more than qualified to help you make your decisions based on their insider expertise in the overall market, region’s demographics, ratings, and industry-wide financial trends. They walk hand-in-hand with you to help you find the perfect home at the right price and terms. Buyer’s agents will be there to give you guidance in reasonable asking process, detail-oriented paperwork, and crucial negotiations. They will keep your motives and budget confidential to protect your interests. People who tryst in their knowledge will receive their undivided attention during the whole process, exclusively on your behalf and ultimately avoid unnecessary risk.
With over 10 years of Real Estate experience, Buyers Source Realty ‘s goal is to earn your trust and business through our dedication to exemplary service and local knowledge. We would love to meet with you and share more information about why St. Augustine could be the perfect place for you.