Buyers – initial viewing does not always mean it’s time to make an offer. It can, but often times it is an opportunity to learn more about what you really need and want and then find more properties to look at based on this adjustments.
Sellers – Great photography and a targeted marketing plan are your keys to early success.
Buyers – It is hard for most people to agree to spend huge amounts of money when they aren’t in love what they are buying. Falling in love with a house is only the highest priority if you plan on staying for 10 or more years. If the plan is to make this house a stepping stone, we need to be more focused on the future potential for resale and if the home can fit your needs and some of your wants. This is a great perspective to take when buying your first home.
Sellers – Nobody buys a house they haven’t been in. Nobody goes to view a house they don’t know about or that doesn’t stand out to them when they see it online. I have tons of great ideas and tools to make both of these pieces work in your favor. We will get people into your home when we list it. Next week will talk about how to sell it once they arrive.
Get your pre-approval first.
Sort the MLS on price, home size, lot size, and location
Your pre-approval is only a starting point. Once you have an initial pre-approval letter you can and should shop around. With as fast as today’s market is moving, you must be prepared to make an offer within a day or two of seeing the house. To make an offer and be prepared to follow through you have to know that you can get the loan.
When sorting the MLS you need to use minimums and maximums. You can waste a lot of time and effort if you only use maximums. Finding the right homes to view is just as important as knowing what to look for when viewing. As I said before, this market is moving fast and you can’t afford to have time spent looking at homes that you won’t be interested in, just because you filtered your search results incorrectly.