Finding your dream home is as easy as following these 4 simple steps.
Pick the Best Real Estate Agent
Together with your lender, the real estate agent is a vital player in your home buying strategy. Begin by asking trusted friends, family, and colleagues for any referrals. Using an industry professional with decades for experience and knowledge can make all the difference when buying a home. Be sure to talk to a few agents before deciding on the one for you.
Choose the Right Home
Purchasing a new home can sometimes be a stress filled undertaking. Coming up with a list of features you can categorized as: "must haves", "would like to haves", and "don't wants" will help you remain focused when you are checking out possible new homes.
Submit Your Offer
When it comes time to make an offer, your real estate agent or lawyer will draft a purchase agreement that lays out the terms and conditions for the sale. During a seller's market, you might get a counteroffer, and the buyer's agent may negotiate as your representative.
Obtain a Home Inspection
A home inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the home, from foundation to rooftop, that evaluates the home's general condition along with required repairs. Although it is an added expense, a home inspection is strongly recommended. The inspector will be searching for specific things like leaky roofs, termite damage, and structural concerns.