Become Familiar with the Geographic Areas You Prefer

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

Pick your favorite houses and learn about those neighborhoods.  Do research online, attend community events there, stroll through the park and meet people.  Ask questions of the residents who live in the area.  What do they like best?  Least?

Drive through the neighborhoods at various times of day, evening, and weekends.  Visit the stores, schools, and churches in the area.  What type of recreational facilities are available?  Where do the children go after school?  Do you feel safe?  You should be able to get a good feel for the neighborhoods.

Read more in our book, "Buy Your First Home",

Posted by

Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670


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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I think this is so important Regina P. Brown , you need to see the area at different times of the day and different days of the week.

Feb 25, 2015 09:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice for prospective home buyers. Get out of the car and walk around.

Feb 25, 2015 09:51 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Regina. All really good points. Good luck with the book too.

Feb 25, 2015 10:46 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Regina - that is good that you put together a book.  Prospective buyers should educate themselves about the area.

Feb 26, 2015 05:02 AM