Tips for House Hunting in Moscow Idaho!

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Tips for House Hunting in Moscow Idaho!


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Our market place in Moscow Idaho continues to be relatively active.  Folks are still moving within Moscow, and new folks are coming to Moscow as well.

As summer is in full swing, it can be hot when looking at homes.  Here are a few tips that might be helpful for you if you are going out to tour homes.  Let's break them down into two categories, before you look and the actual big day!




Before We  Look ~   Do your homework before we look.  I know, we all hate homework, but really we need to do it for our own benefit!. Here are two things you can do to ease the process.
Contact your lender ~  That pre-approval letter is so very important.  It tells us what price range we need to focusing on. I want to show you homes that fit your needs!   And when we find that home, it tells those  sellers you are a serious candidate come offer time!  If you need help, I am happy to pass on a few lenders names for you to interview.

enter my pullman homeUse my website ~ Look through My Moscow Idaho Real Estate Website and pick out potential candidates that have caught your eye.  And look through the listings I send and give me a list of homes that appeal to you. That gives me a better feel for what you are looking for.  Communicate with me...I am here to listen!

Take time to make a needs versus wish list ~ Tell me what you need...and what you would love to have. It will further help me zero in on some homes that I want to make sure you should see!

Now the big day is here ~ We are heading out to look at homes!  Here are a few things that you might want to remember!

Be selective ~ Ask me to show you the best candidates that fit your needs first.  I know you want to see everything...but really we spend  our   time knowing the inventory and we can ease your process by showing you the homes that meet your criteria first. If none of those are a fit, we will continue to look till we find it! I promise!  I want you to love your home!

Shoes ~ Do wear shoes that are easy to get on and off.  A lot of folks have had their carpets recently
cleaned, so they ask us to remove their shoes.  So wear some shoes that you can easily slip on and off.  Most folks dress very comfortably and that is important too! Especially if it is a warm day!

Take notes ~   If you are coming from out of town, you most likely have to see as many homes as you possibly can in a short period of time. Really it is best if you limit yourself to about 5 houses a day, but sometimes that just isn't practical.  Especially if you are coming from out of town and have a few days to find that house.  This is where the note process is most helpful.  Write notes on the fliers to remind you why you liked a home.  Discard the fliers of the homes you didn't like.  Simplify!

Take your camera ~  You won't want to take pictures of all the homes...and you will want to be selective in your pictures.  But if there is something you really like about house, snap a picture.  It will help you jar your memory later!

These are just a few of the many things that will ease your process in searching for that perfect home in Moscow!  If you are looking for that new home in Pullman Washington or Moscow Idaho, feel free to call and interview me or ask any questions you may have!


Lori Cofer
Pullman WA Real Estate
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Comments (4)

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Lori, very good points especially if you are looking at a lot of properties...

Jul 28, 2010 10:37 PM
Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Lori - All good tips.. Especially about the shoes that you can take on and off easily... so many homeowners may have just put in new carpeting and well,,,,... you know... you don't want to soil it up.. Good reminder post

Jul 29, 2010 09:50 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

These are very good tips for home seekers anywhere, Lori! Especially the slip on and off shoes.

Jul 29, 2010 06:03 PM
Lori Cofer
Beasley Realty - Moscow, ID
REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate

Thanks for your kind comments guys!!!


Lori Cofer

Jul 31, 2010 12:40 PM