A home buying podcast is in the works!
I spent about half an hour on the phone with a buyer client yesterday explaining the first steps to take as you prepare to buy a home.
- We talked about the importance of meeting with a lender to be pre-approved for a loan.
- I explained the importance of choosing the right location. This is a critical first step and should factor your daily commute, schools and other criteria that impacts your daily life.
- We had a good laugh about HGTV and the shows that make home improvement projects look so easy! But this is a serious consideration and every home buyer needs to seriously consider their time & money constraints when buying a fixer-upper.
- I explained how we will evaluate properties examining what is right and also wrong with a home. What we discover factors into the offer price.
- We went over how a comparative market analysis helps us determine the offer price.
- And finally, when we write an offer, we will need a lender letter and picture of the earnest money deposit check. These items, along with the contract offer, are sent to the listing agent.
We wrapped up the conversation and then about an hour later, the husband called and asked if I could explain the process to him too. So of course, I did but then realized that I need to create podcasts to answer home buying questions!
I'll still answer any and all questions but podcasts will offer additional support and answers to many of the home buyers questions.
The podcasts will cover topics like-
- How To Buy A Home-a step by step guide to the entire process
- What's the difference between buying a condo or coop?
- How to properly evaluate a single family home
- Should I consider buying a short sale and what exactly is a short sale?
- How much money do I need to save to buy a home?
- What is my total budget?
- How much should I offer for a home?
- How can I make my offer stand above the rest?
- What is an escalation clause?
- How do I negotiate repair items found during the home inspection?
Fortunately, I have a microphone, mixer and audio editing equipment at home. I need to choose the site where the podcasts will live, graphics for the podcast design, the name of the podcast, write my intro and outro and decide what I need to use in order to interview other exclusive buyer agents all over the country. The podcasts will also be available on the NAEBA website.
I'll keep you posted on the progress and share what I learn along the way.