You have decided to purchase your first home, congratulations! This is a big step and there are several things to keep in mind as you begin the search for your perfect home. Our Signature Agents have compiled a to-do list for you to ensure your home-buying experience is an enjoyable one.
Determine Your Budget
Before you begin your home search, you should meet with a mortgage provider to assess your financial status and any potential limitations. Once you know they amount you are pre-approved for, you will be better equipped to place an offer on your dream home. If you need guidance in selecting a mortgage representative, please do not hesitate to contact our Signature Staff.
Choose Your Area of Interest
Naturally, location is extremely important when choosing a home. It is a good idea to choose your ideal location and then similar neighborhoods nearby. Once you have an understanding of current sale prices in those areas and factor in things such as property taxes and any applicable association fees, you should feel more comfortable narrowing your search.
Assemble Your Wish List
Now that you know what you can afford and have an idea of where your home will be located, it's time to think about what characteristics are most important to you. Are there things that your home absolutely MUST have to meet the needs of your family? Create your wish list and decide which things are requirements and if there are any you are willing to compromise on. Once you have your wants and needs nailed down, bring your list to your Realtor so they can assist in finding your ideal home!
Find a Realtor
Finding the perfect Realtor is extremely important. Your Agent must be licensed, highly trained and knowledgeable in the style, location and price range of the homes that interest you. Our Signature Agents average 12 years of experience, are thoroughly versed on all types of real estate and will always keep your best interests at heart. Remember: your Realtor is your advocate throughout the home-buying process; a foundation of trust is of the utmost importance.