Get Pre Approved

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with Welcome Home Realty

It is not necessary to get pre approved before you begin shopping for a home but I highly recomend it. Once you begin the process of buying a home it sometimes happens that you find one that you love right away. If you know exactly what you can afford and what you are approved for before you begin, you should have a smoother, less stressful buying experience. You won't have to worry about your loan getting declined and about losing the home of your dreams.

Comments (17)

Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi Becky,

Even more than ever, I think it is important to be pre-approved.   Have a great week.   Michael A. Caruso

Jul 17, 2008 05:30 AM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Hey there, I just wanted to send you a welcome from down in Greenville SC!  AR is a great community for learning as well as sharing... just be careful - it's addictive!

Jul 17, 2008 07:11 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm

Jul 17, 2008 07:57 AM
Susan McQuaide
Keller Williams - Simpsonville, SC

Welcome to Active Rain! I am sure you will find this site both informative and loads of fun!

Jul 17, 2008 12:00 PM
Holly Lynch
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Travelers Rest, SC

Welcome to the Rain. Remember this is yes for us in the industry but also great networking and fun too. Keep it personal and not always about business or it gets boring. And dont' get addicted. I look forward to reading your posts! And remember they have to be 50 words or more to get points!

Jul 17, 2008 12:26 PM
Stefan Geyer
SOA Realty - Aurora, CO

I will not even show homes until a person is pre-approved.  And then I try very hard to find a home for my client in no more than a month...to avoid changing loan conditions.  Welcome to Active Rain!

Jul 17, 2008 12:29 PM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA

Becky,

Welcome to AR.  I'm sure you'll find this is a great place to learn, and share ideas with your peers.  You are absolutely correct, you should not waste your time with anyone who is not pre-qualifed at the least.

Make it a great day!

Ron Brown

First Mortgage Company of Washington

Jul 17, 2008 12:53 PM
Jennifer O'Brien
Credit, Wealth & Success Coaching - Fair Oaks, CA

Hello Becky, Welcome to Activerain. Visit my blog to learn more about credit and personal finances. This is a great site for learning and sharing. --- Jen :)

Jul 17, 2008 01:27 PM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Hey Becky - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Jul 17, 2008 03:13 PM
Jese Gonzalez
The Real Estate Power Houses - El Paso, TX
The Real Estate Matchmaker

I would like to personally welcome you to the ActiveRain community!  This community has a wonderful atmosphere and you will find lots of helpful friendly people and useful information.  I just recently joine myself and I'm already loving this place! I often find something new and interesting when I read the new blogs.   

Active Rain is an excellent networking forum with a variety of interesting characters.  Expect to learn a lot and be entertained if you have an open mind.  The opportunities to learn, earn and network are absolutely incredible here on Activerain.   

 Welcome to the RAIN I look forward to reading your blogs

Jul 17, 2008 03:50 PM
Leeshay Wright
Keller Williams Realty - Mauldin, SC

Welcome to active rain you will find lots of useful information.  Enjoy!

Jul 17, 2008 03:55 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Becky,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!

-Keith

Jul 17, 2008 04:38 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Jul 18, 2008 04:56 AM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC
Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Jul 19, 2008 02:20 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Becky, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash 

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Jul 24, 2008 12:27 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX
Broker, REALTOR, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS.

Hi Becky  -  Welcome to ActiveRain.  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Dec 16, 2008 02:19 PM