Buying a home can be a particularly stressful and trying experience, but it will be much smoother for consumers who relax and take their time during the search for a house.
One of the key issues that will arise during the whole process involves knowing exacxtly how much to pay for a property. To prepare, house-hunters should take careful notes on each property's marketing data such as selling price, price changes, length oftime the home has been on the market, and difference in list and sale price. This will enable the potential buyer to get a better freel for what is a good deal and what is not.
Although looking at a number of houses is a good idea, buyers should be ready to seize the perfect home wh en they see it - even if it's the first or second one that they encounter. For buyer swho have their doubts, however, revisiting the property several times can ease the jitters, as can a thnorough and professional inspection of the entire property.
In addition, making the transaction contingent upon a property appraisal that matches the purchase price can greatly help buyers avoid paying too much for a home. Home-seekers should also keep in close contact with their agent, as this will also make the process less stressful.
Finally, buyers should have high expectations at the start, but be ready to make compromises eventually. there is no such thing as the "perfect home". However, with a little give and take, buyers should be able to finda house that comes close to meeting all of their needs and desires.
Maxine Brimmer, Broker Associate
RE/MAX TRI COUNTY
609-587-9300 ext 360
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