In today’s housing market, you need to be on your toes when you go house hunting. The market has shifted to sellers having more of an advantage, with multiple buyers interested in purchasing their property. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Tip #1 Make a list of your “nice-to-haves” and “must-haves” and share it with your real estate agent. This will help expand your search when house hunting. Remember, you can always make changes to your home over time to add some of the “nice-to-have” items.
Tip #2 Get pre-approved ASAP. Doing this legwork ahead of time gives a pre-approved buyer more power to swipe up the home they want. Just keep in mind that if you let your pre-approval expire, you need to have it updated before you start house hunting again.
Tip #3 Expanding your location parameters might surprise you. If you were planning on buying in a more competitive area, this might allow you to find a gem other home buyers missed. Working with a real estate agent who knows the area is the best way to find a home that fits your budget and lifestyle.
In this market, working with professionals is essential. They will keep you up to date on market information and help navigate you into a new home!