Fort Wayne First Time Home Buyer's Guide - Step 3 - Looking At Homes!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

Fort Wayne First Time Home Buyer's Guide - Step 3 - Looking At Homes!!!

For most of our buyers, this is the most exciting part.  There have been a few that really didn't like this step, but most of them do. 

Now that you have been pre-approved and (if applicable) we have had our initial meeting at the office, it's time to get out there and find your new home! 

We usually recommend looking at your top 4-5 homes first.  If none of those is the right home for you, we view your next 4-5 homes.  If we still haven't found the right home, we will re-evaluate the situation. 

Most of the time (because of all of the homework we do upfront), it only takes going out once.  Sometimes it takes a couple of trips, and once in a while it takes more.  Each situation is different. 

Here are a couple of house hunting tips we give our buyers:

*  If you have young kids and we are viewing more than one home, it might be a good idea to get a sitter.  Kids get bored and distracted easily.  When looking at homes, it requires your full focus.  It's a pretty big decision so you want to make sure you are paying attention! 

*  Don't bring both sets of parents with you.  If you are a first time home buyer and need the opinion of your parents...  let's narrow it down to the final one or two, and then we can bring them through. 

*  Take notes.  Sometimes it's easy to forget what you liked about house #1 by the time we get to house #4.  Jot down the things you like and didn't like about it. 


That's all we can think of right now.  As always, if you have any questions about the home buying process, please call us at 260.704.0843.  Thanks for reading!


Next up:  Writing An Offer! 



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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.


Jared Christiansen is a business partner and in charge of marketing and taking care of things behind the scene.


Enough about us...


Tell us what you want your real estate experience to be, and we will do it YOUR way.


Buying a home in Fort Wayne? Tell us your wants and needs. Let us know how you envision your family living.  Tell us what's important to YOU, and we'll find the community and home that fits.  


Selling your home in Fort Wayne?  Our job is to make you the most money possible in the shortest amount of time. We offer our sellers professional staging, professional photography, and more internet marketing than most. 


We are committed to giving you everything we have to offer.  We are both full time agents and will work around your schedule.  Do nights and weekends work better for you?  NO PROBLEM. We are here to help YOU at YOUR convenience.


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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

As simple as one, two, three my friend.  Great advice for home buyers!

Jun 08, 2012 12:44 AM #1
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

Great Post! I know those members of your SOI will pass these postings to their friends who are actually fixing or trying to buy now!

Jun 08, 2012 01:47 AM #2
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I've made the same recommendations many times to my clients. Good list.


Jun 08, 2012 12:18 PM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Oh those first-time home buyers bringing along the parents and their out-dated opinions...yes leave them home until you're ready to buy! (Nothing against parents, just we've encounted too many who really don't know today's market).

Jun 08, 2012 10:30 PM #4
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