Ready to Buy? Decide What You Want In A Home

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Real Estate Agent with Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD Maryland #318884

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

Emcee Arah
RE/MAX Excellence Realtor with Architectural Dimension

Serving all your Real Estate needs in MD, VA & Wash., DC

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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Hi Emcee M. Arah, this is a great advice..... many buyers don't make a list of their must have's prior to meeting for the first time. It's so important to interview them so you know upfront what their needs are vs wants, location, what amenities are a must, etc. No sense in looking at properties that don't meet your clients criteria.

Sep 03, 2014 04:31 AM #1
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Emcee! 

It's nice to see you posting again!  This is a great post and any buyer should definitely heed your advice.

Sep 04, 2014 10:05 AM #2
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Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

You're right, Debbie. Before a buyer goes out on their first run to look at properties, they should have already figured out what the want in a home.

Thanks for coming buy, Wayne and Jean!

~Emcee

Sep 08, 2014 02:17 AM #3
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Emcee

Thanks for sharing your insight . . . . your right on point.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 12, 2014 12:19 PM #4
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