"Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." Dale Carnegie "He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words." Elbert Hubbard "The propensity to give advice is universal. But don't worry; the propensity to ignore it is also universal." Brian Tracy
"Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense
and persistence, is the quality that most
frequently makes for success."
"He who does not understand your silence will
probably not understand your words."
"The propensity to give advice is universal. But
don't worry; the propensity to ignore it is also
Say you're shopping for a new home. Your goal is to find the
ideal property, in a neighborhood that is just right for you,
within a price range that you can afford.
What do you need - at minimum - to get started?
If you're looking for ways to get your ducks in a row, here are
- A property wish list.
How many bedrooms does it need to have? Do you require
a spacious recreational room? A large deck? A pool? A nice
view? Get your wish list down on paper.
- A neighborhood wish list.
important as what you live in. What qualities are you
looking for in a neighborhood? A nearby park? Walking
distance to a good school? Hiking trails? A shorter drive to
work? Write it down.
- A pre-approved mortgage.
front takes the guesswork out of what you can afford. Home
sellers will also take any offers you make more seriously.
- Realistic expectations.
current market rates. So don't expect to find a bargain that
no one else has noticed. Your REALTOR® can help you
understand which homes, in which neighborhoods, are
available within your price range.
- A great REALTOR®.
professional is crucial to making your home shopping
experience less stressful and more productive. It also
dramatically increases your chances of finding a home that
fits your needs and budget.
Looking for more advice on finding your next dream home?
"Will our entertainment unit fit along
that livingroom wall?" There's no way
of knowing for sure without a
measuring tape. That's just one of
the items you should have in your
toolkit when viewing homes. Here are
A digital camera
A street map of the community.
A small flashlight.
Keep this toolkit in your car. It will
make your home shopping excursions
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