We have all heard the saying “patience is a virtue,” or some variation of the age old saying. Prepare yourself to be patience with the market, finding the perfect home for your purchase power and preference may take time. There is always that lucky chance that the first home you see is the winner but this is not always the case. So prepare to be patient, don’t give up and trust the home search advice from your realtor.
2. BE SELECTIVE- Don’t go see everything
The Atlanta market is constantly revolving and moving. Do not waste time trying to see EVERY HOME, it is important to narrow your search and only see homes that are a potential home for you and your family. Set an expectation and rule out homes that do not fall in your search criteria. For example, if a basement is important to you then don’t waste time viewing homes without a basement because your perfect home is being viewed by other buyers and they will be the first one through the door.
3. FIRST ONE THROUGH THE DOOR
When home shopping it is important to be the first one through the door. Why? if this is the perfect home for you then you want to get a contract in as soon as possible. Sellers are ready to sell this is why their home is listed so getting that offer in ASAP shows them how serious you are as a buyer. Make time to see the homes and move swiftly, this could make or break a deal.
4. BE FLEXIBLE
The market is the market and no one can magically make a home appear in a certain condition or price range. Here are a few things that you will need to be flexible on during your home search:
- Area (maybe a little further out is better)
- House size (a little smaller or maybe a little bigger).
- Condition of home (less upgrades or needs a little cosmetic work)
- Price of home (you may need to invest a bit more for that perfect home)
It is important to remember that if you are not having success finding that perfect home than the above listed items may need to be adjusted.
Look out for more home shopping tips! – Thank you for reading, see you on the next post