Property ownership is an excellent investment; whether you are looking for your dream home, a rental property, or to expand your investment portfolio.
Purchasing a property is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully.
Why Do You Want To Buy?
Are you tired of paying rent? Have you decided to pay your own mortgage and not your landlord’s? Have you outgrown your current home? Are you looking for an investment portfolio? Are you looking for a rental property? Would you like a larger yard? Would you rather live in a different area? Do you want to shorten your commute? Having a clear sense of your reasons for buying will help you choose the right property.
CHOOSE A REAL ESTATE AGENT
Buying and selling real estate requires making many important decisions. It helps to have an expert in your corner. We can guide you through this process, and also provide you with the resources needed to assist in your transaction.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing your real estate professional:
- Look for a full-time agent – one who has experience completing transactions similar to yours.
- Interview a few agents: Are they familiar with the area in which you are interested? Will they be able to give you the time you need?
- Ask about their credentials and fields of expertise.
- Does the agent return your calls promptly? Choose an agent who listens attentively to your needs and concerns.
TIME TO GO SHOPPING
Take a Drive
Get to know the neighborhoods which interest you. Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to own a property in the area. Start getting a sense of the properties available in those areas.
Discuss with your agent what you’re looking for in a home, along with budget, and what can set up a search through our local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) System. Properties that meet your criteria will be automatically sent to your inbox.