Have you ever driven around neighborhoods you'd love to live in? This is a great way to start the buying process!
Get to know the neighborhoods, complexes, or subdivisions, which interest you. Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to own a property in the area. Where you would grocery shop? How far is work or school and what routes would you take to get there? Make notes on roads you'd like to live between to figure out your search area, then start to get a sense of the properties available.
NARROW YOUR SEARCH
You have criteria - everyone does. Do you want more space? Less space? A particular home style? Turn-key or something with bones for renovation? A good way to think about what you really want in a home is to list what you love, and don't love, about your current home.
Make a list of your must-haves, like-to-haves, and could-live-withouts. This will help your agent show you relevant properties. After that, do a little search of your own. If there are properties on the market that you really love, make note of them and send them to your agent to set up a showing or virtual tour.
MAKE AN OFFER
Once you're comfortable and ready, your agent will make an offer on your behalf based on a comparative market analysis. After negotiations (there are always negotiations) you're ready to start the buying process!
If you're ready to talk to an agent, just reach out to us.