Ten Steps to buying a house in 2018. Step 5. Preview homes.

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Ten Steps to buying a house in 2018. Step 5. Preview homes.

If you are looking to buy a home in 2018 it is important to work with a buyer agent to represent you.

The agent will email you listings based on your requirements. You too can search the internet on your own on the agent's web site . You may find listings on other sites or see , FOR Sale SIGNS.

Do not call the agent whose name is on the sign. Your agent has access to the mls and will be informing you of all active listings.

If the agent has not informed you it might mean the house is under contract. But the agent will look up information and inform you why she did not email you the listing information.

You can  email or call the agent to set up appointments to look at homes that you like based on the information and photos of listings that were emailed or the ones you found on other sites.

Please remember some listings show up on other sites even after the homes have sold and settled.If you work with an agent who will  inform you of all new listings, you can save the time that you would  waste searching all over the internet..

When you are with your agent mention what you like and dislike about each house that you see so that the agent will understand your needs and try to show you homes that you might like and not waste your time.

If you are running late, or want to cancel the appointment, please call your agent so that the agent can inform the listing agent .

Step # 5 Preview homes.

After looking at several homes you will find a home that meets most of your criteria and you should be in a position to make an offer if you like the house.

If it is a lovely house or a great buy someone else may also want to make an offer. You do not want to wait too long and get into a bidding war..

Step #4 Hire a buyer agent.    

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Hannah Williams
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Good advice Gita Bantwal  for buying a house

Apr 25, 2018 09:36 AM #1
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Hannah, thank you

Apr 25, 2018 01:48 PM #2
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Gita- what a good series!  And yes, after you've chosen your Buyers Agent, go out with them to preview some of the listings you're interested in. 

Apr 25, 2018 05:07 PM #3
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Kathy, thank you for the comment.

Apr 26, 2018 02:51 AM #4
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Good morning Gita - you have a very good and informative series.  Great information.

Apr 26, 2018 03:20 AM #5
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Grant, thank you for the comment

Apr 26, 2018 04:02 AM #6
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So true Gita, just because there's a sign out or it shows up on the MLS, does not mean it's available. You need to be represented by a buyer's agent.

Apr 26, 2018 04:09 AM #7
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Sheila, I agree.

Apr 26, 2018 04:18 AM #8
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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No time for prevews in our market....go and if you like it..write it !

Apr 26, 2018 04:21 AM #9
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Sally, thank you for the comment.

Apr 26, 2018 04:25 AM #10
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Thanks for continuing this very good series of tips for those looking to buy a home.

Apr 26, 2018 04:55 AM #11
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This is very good information to share with prospective home buyers.

Apr 26, 2018 05:12 AM #12
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Interesting Facts, Your blog post should attract more readers to Phili. Keep writing and Good Luck!

Apr 26, 2018 06:09 PM #14
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This is good information, Gita. I hope buyers will take you advice to heart and call you.

Apr 26, 2018 07:02 PM #15
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Gabe, thank you for your comment

Apr 27, 2018 03:48 AM #16
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Roy, thank you 

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Thomas, thank you 

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Debbie, I hope so.

Apr 27, 2018 03:48 AM #19
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