I get the call from a Columbia SC Real Estate Buyer all the time, "How much is the house listed at 123 Main Street". Of course, I will tell you. But I also want to know a bit more. I ask things like, "Is your house already listed". The majority answer is NO!
One question, If your house is not listed, why are you worried about looking at other houses? This is of course assuming that you are not able to carry 2 mortgage payments for a good long while. If you are, please call me!
Lets think about this. You, a Columbia SC Real Estate buyer, wants to go look at properties in Quail Valley, Ascot, or any neighborhood. You find the perfect house. Nothing will compare to this house. Now, lets put your home on the market. By the time it sells, more than likely the property you are in love with has already sold. At that point, you are comparing each and every house to that 'perfect' house you found when you were looking before.
In this Columbia SC Real Estate agent's opinion, when you are ready to purchase a house, make sure you are that...Ready!
Yesterday I wrote about a couple of Tips on Purchasing Columbia SC Real Estate. I will add another one.
Make sure you are able to purchase Columbia SC Real Estate. Speak with your banker, your mortgage broker, your real estate agent. Make sure that you are financially able, in the eyes of a lean holder, to purchase a property. I can generally find most people a loan through some of my partners.
By having a pre qualification in hand, you will then be able to put in an offer and know you can afford it. Usually, these pre qualifications will be subject to the sell of your current house. Generally it is a good idea to get that house listed, if not under contract, in order to be safe in purchasing a new house. Sellers do not like to take on contingencies when selling their Columbia SC Real Estate home.
If need be, you need to become a Columbia SC Real Estate seller, before becoming a buyer. That way, we can make this transition as smooth as possible, and get you into the Columbia SC Real Estate Home that you want and deserve!