4) Shop for the right Home
- Sometimes a decision needs to be made fairly quickly on which house will be your next home or maybe it’s your first home and you have the luxury of taking your time. Either way the process is the same; plan ahead and let the Realtor know when you will have time to spend 1 to 2 hours viewing homes, and then the Realtor will make appointments that suit your schedule. Start by narrowing down your list to the top 3 or 4 to start the shopping process, this allows you to better absorb all the details. It is important to take notes and have an agenda of what details you will be looking for (windows, shingles, furnace, electrical panel etc.). On your first tour be sure to share your thoughts on items that you like or dislike about homes or neighborhoods and what you feel are your must haves, this will help the Realtor to add suggestions to your list for the next time out. Keep in mind you will probably not find everything you are looking for in one place so it is a process of finding the best property for you at this time. Once you find the one you can see you and your family living in, it is time to write an offer.