Select an agent with whom you
can identify, trust, share confidences and be comfortable. Ask for
references. Have that agent explain the search process. Who you select
often determines how successful you will be Then...
Identify to the best of your ability
the important elements of your "dream house". Clearly identify
your resources to be applied to the purchase (ex. savings, cash from sale
of current home, stocks, bonds, gifts from family, etc). Remember, be open
and honest. A good agent is not out to squander your resources. Then...
Manage the process. There is
absolutely no reason why home buying should be anything but fun and
exciting. It is an adventure and a new beginning. Take charge and control
the process to meet your need. Expect your agent to assist you and counsel
Planning is essential. Plan to
select a good agent. Plan your resources to be invested in a new home.
Plan to spend a reasonable amount of time reviewing a reasonable number of
properties. Plan to negotiate toward a win/win purchase. Plan for success
and setbacks. Plan to reach your goal. Then...
Learn. What is available at what
cost in which neighborhoods? What financing alternatives are available to
you? What neighborhood amenities are present? What amenities are really
important to you in a home and neighborhood? Then...
Expect decision making time. Expect
to spend time and energy talking and thinking about which home is best.
Expect to negotiate the contract. Expect us to keep you informed. Expect
us to assist you to the best of our ability.