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!