Just like snow comes with winter, home sales spike in the spring.
Use these three tips to be ahead of the game when you find the perfect home:
1) Prep your finances
Knowing the budget you have to work with gives you a head start when you go to market. Get a mortgage pre-approval to see the range of homes available to you so you don't lose time viewing properties that aren't a good fit.
2) Know your playing field
Research what's for sale and determine which areas interest you. Have a specific concept of what you're looking for and get an idea of home prices and types available. If you're unsure, a REALTOR® can provide in-depth information on home styles, prices, sales, and trends as well as offering their professional insights.
3) Get ready to move
Home sales can happen quickly. It can be an advantage during negotiations to offer a fast move-in date. If you're serious about moving this year, take some time now to box items away in storage so you're ready to move when the time comes (with much less stress).
March is the month to get ready for the spring real estate blitz.
If you have any questions about the current market in your area - I'm happy to help!