Select a full-time
real estate salesperson who obviously
cares about your family's wants
and needs in a home, and who thoroughly
knows the area and the real-estate
Make a list of
the important features you are looking
for in a home and share this with
your real estate salesperson. You
may want to list your "Needs"
first, followed by your "Wants"
or "Wish List"
Determine your price
range for a home. The rule of thumb
is to spend between 28 to 33 percent
of your gross monthly income on
housing. Consider the costs of property
taxes and homeowners insurance in
your housing costs, too.
for a home loan. This gives you
a better idea of the price range
for your new home. Plus, home sellers
will know that you are serious in
your house-hunting endeavors.
Take your time
when viewing available homes. A
good salesperson will be patient
and considerate, and will gain further
knowledge of your family's needs
and wants as you view each home.
Write your best
offer. When you've found that perfect
home, your salesperson will help
you write the best offer to secure
the home of your dreams –
and with the best terms that work
options. With various types of home
loans available, you'll want to
find the one that fits best with
your financial situation. Your real
estate salesperson will be able
to guide and assist you with your
research and decision.
Close the deal.
Closing day is actually just the
beginning of a new adventure –
settling in to your new home! Walk
through your new residence with
your realtor to be sure everything
is in accordance with your contract.
Schedule your "Moving
Day". Determine when you'll
take possession of your new home
and start making arrangements. Your
salesperson will be able to provide
helpful tips, as well as recommend
local moving companies, phone and
cable companies, and other community
ENJOY YOUR NEW
HOME! For a smooth, informed, and
enjoyable home-buying experience,
contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org