Home buying tips and tidbits, from your San Antonio Realtor!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Hello future home buyer, it's been a while since I've been on Activerain.  I've been making future home buyers of your peers.  Here's something I give to them during our initial meeting and thought I would share it. 

Things you should do and be aware of when you're buying a home:

 

•-          Your agent!  nothing is more valuable when your shopping for your home than a great agent who is working on YOUR behalf

•-          A Notebook! You should really jot down key detailed notes of each property you visit.  This is crucial, if you visit more than 4 properties in one day they will all blend together

•-          Mental measurements! When viewing a potential home, you should visualize how your furniture, or that cute little table you seen at Ashley furniture you've been wanting to buy is going to fit in your new home.  TV's pool tables, jukebox etc....

•-          An open mind!  You never want to rule out a potential gem home for the sake of something that you feel is not really a deal breaker, (use your best judgment)

•-          Pre-Approval!  This is your best approach for your homebuying needs.  Why get disappointed looking at the 300k home when you know you only want to spend 200k (be fair to yourself)

•-          A list/criteria.  Sort of blends into the open mind above; San Antonio has a vast and great opportunity for great purchase now homes.  Your choices WILL be overwhelming; why not create a must have list and a I want list to give you a focused goal.  Your want list can be something we'll find for you when you're ready for your move up home, in a few years.

•-          Your best Texas hold'em face!  If the buyer's are present, they don't need to know you FELL HEAD OVER HEALS for their homes, it'll make them feel you do anything to get the house, and kill any bargaining tools we may want to present.

These are things that I feel will aid us in finding you the dream home you want.  As your buyers agent I owe you the duty to take care of you, and nothing is greater than handing you the keys to your new home! 

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Comments (5)

Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Frank glad to see you back blogging here on Active Rain. I really like the Tip - Come into the process with "an open mind". That can relate to so many things we deal with each day. I just finished writing a blog you might want to stop by and read ...beyond the cosmetics.

Aug 25, 2009 02:06 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Frank

I'm also glad to see a new post here in the AR community, written by you.

You sure have posted fine info for Home Buying folks, just like always.

The buyer sure don't want to lst the Seller or the listing Agent see in their face, just how must they really like the home.

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Aug 25, 2009 02:19 PM
Frank Bailey Sr.
Keller Williams Realty - Schertz, TX

Hello Carl and Ceil!  I'm in and out of the Rain, trying to make things happen.  I'll hae to check out your blog.

Aug 31, 2009 06:32 AM
Frank Bailey Sr.
Keller Williams Realty - Schertz, TX

Hey there Dale,

 

  Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 31, 2009 06:32 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Frank

How are you doing?

I've been writing some blog post series, you just may want to check out.

Sure do hope to see alot more of you, real soon, my friend!

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Aug 31, 2009 02:49 PM