Top 5 Things to Do Before You Start Home Shopping

Debbie Warford
Debbie Warford
Published on October 31, 2019

Whether it’s your first time buying a home or not, you should familiarize yourself with the whole mortgage process. Numerous mortgage lenders will assist you in the process of acquiring a pre-qualified and pre-approved home-buying application. Of course, your mortgage qualifications will be required by your agent to strengthen your deal in finding and buying a home and lender letter is required to submit an offer to purchase any home.

The followings are some things to consider when buying a home:

1. Money
First of all, before buying a home, consider your financial status. Check your credit situation by getting in touch with a mortgage broker and taking a look at your credit report. Talk and discuss all your lending options with your mortgage consultant. You should know exactly how much money you have and how much you can afford to spend on a home.

2. Needs Vs Wants
Do not confuse between needs and wants when you can have both. Upon gathering information in buying a home, take into consideration the different types of homes available and location, location, location.

3. The Right Agent Could Be a Real Estate Broker
If you believe in the comfort and rewards of buying a home, you will need to trust the agent who will do the work for you. In finding a reliable agent it is in your long term best interests to work with an agent that understands the long term benefit of home appreciation. Maybe the agent is an investor, now that truly is the best of both worlds, an investor/agent knows what to look for in a home for repairs, for future appreciation and is usually an experienced real estate agent with numerous transactions. Never work with a new agent, which all the real estate franchise offices house. That is their main job is to recruit new agents. Once agents get experience they leave the franchise offices and start their own offices. even though these agents are a referral from a friend, or have your best interests at heart, you need experience and look for a real estate broker, not an agent.

4. Time
Do not expect to find a great home tomorrow if you’ve only begun your search today. Buying a home is like working on a school project. It needs ample time, on the other hand, if you find the right home, make an offer. You always have the option period to change your mind.

5. Don’t Over Plan
I know that sounds just the opposite of what I have told you to do previously, but talk to the mortgage broker find yourself the right experienced broker/agent that you like and go look at homes, I know the process, I will call your mortgage broker and we will work together and all you need to do is keep notes on the homes you like and why. I will deal with everything else. Looking at homes is fun! Let’s have Fun!

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