Ready to Buy? Decide What You Want In A Home
You when have made the decision that you are ready to buy your very first home! It's an extremely exciting time! In an effort to help you prepare, here are The Top 5 Things You Should Do When You Are Ready to Buy a Home: #3 - Decide What You Want In A Home!
When you are ready to buy a home, you should decide what you want versus what you need prior to looking. There are so many reasons why this makes the most practical sense before you head into the first house.
- Do you know how many bedrooms you need? How many bathrooms you would like? Do you need everything on one floor or would you like an upstairs balcony? Knowing these things in advance will allow your real estate agent to narrow your search in such a way to make the time you spend looking as productive as possible.
- Do you want a home that has hardwood floors, carpeting, or granite countertops? Be sure to specify that so that the agent will only show you properties that have these features.
- Are there specific amenities you would like to have in your home? A fireplace? Balcony? Bay windows? Spiral staircase? Finished basement? These are all things your agent needs to know in advance so that you do not look at any home you are not prepared to make an offer on.
If you are ready to buy a home and would like some help getting started, contact us for a checklist to help determining your needs vs. wants. We would be happy to help you get ready to buy in Montgomery County, Maryland! This is a great place to live, work, and play!
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