Are you Searching for A New Home
Is a New Home in Your Future?
Are you ready to find your new home. House hunting has become a contact sport over the past year. The idealized vision of a leisurely Saturday morning reviewing open houses and plotting the day’s tours over lattes and croissants is a thing of the past.
While popping into the local open house might be fun for the casual looker, if you are serious about finding your next home, this climate demands strategy. First and most importantly, know exactly what you need and want in a new home. Consider what items are must haves versus things that you can modify or live without. Identify not only what you need in the property, but which communities would best fit your lifestyle. With lower inventory from which to choose, you also need to be clear about any compromises you are willing to make—if any. Once you know what you’re looking for, the next step is to clear some time during the week for house hunting. When your perfect home comes on the market, be sure to see it right away. When you know that you have found the right home, make your offer quickly. Strategy is critical in a seller’s market.
Serious buyers need to prioritize their search to position themselves ahead of their competition. Being available to see new listings as soon as possible is one way to ensure you don’t lose out on an opportunity to write an offer on the right home.