In the process of buying a home there are many decisions that buyers have to make along the way. Some of these decisions include: How much can I afford? New construction or Resale home? Is this a good time to buy? How much should I offer on a home? What type of inspectors should I use? Is this a good investment? The list of questions could go on and on and on. However, in my experience as a Realtor, I believe one of most important and often neglected questions tends to be "Is this the right home for us to purchase?"
A lot of people might believe that they will just know if it the right home for them when they see it. However, I find that buyers will often get caught up in the excitement and the emotions of finding a home. They will often either avoid some issues with the home and/or discount them as not being very important. When you work with a Realtor they should be guiding you through these emotions. Your Realtor should ask lifestyle questions and point out everything these see in the home. As I tell my clients, I will tell you the good, the bad and the ugly about any home and then you can decide if it is a good fit. Check out the video on some of the tips that I give my buyers when they look at homes. Hopefully it can help you too!
Buying a home is not like buying a sweater, you can not just return it if you decide later you don't like it. Before and during looking at a home there are many things you and your Realtor can do to help guide you to buying a home that you will love.
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