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How to Approach the Homebuying Journey

by Barbara Haley 10/14/2018

The homebuying journey may seem daunting at first. Lucky for you, we're here to help take the guesswork out of finding and acquiring your dream house.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the homebuying journey with poise and confidence.

1. Be Diligent

A diligent homebuyer may be better equipped than others to enjoy a seamless and successful property buying experience. In fact, this buyer likely will do whatever it takes to find the right house at the right price, regardless of the current real estate market's conditions.

To become a diligent homebuyer, it generally is a good idea to learn about the housing market in your preferred cities and towns. With this information, you can determine whether you're pursuing a home in a buyer's or seller's market and plan accordingly.

Furthermore, it may be beneficial to get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you enter the housing market with a mortgage, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream house.

2. Know Where You Want to Go

Establish homebuying criteria – you'll be glad you did. If you know what differentiates your dream house from others, you can quickly and effortlessly search for residences that match your expectations.

Also, you may want to hone your home search to specific cities and towns. For example, if you want to find a house close to your office in the city, you may want to explore residences in or near the city itself. On the other hand, if your goal is to buy a house near the top schools in a particular state, you should narrow your house search based on school rankings and other pertinent data.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

Buying a house is no small feat, and ultimately, there is no reason to try to navigate the homebuying journey alone. Thankfully, you can hire a real estate agent who can provide expert support throughout the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent is a must-hire, and for good reason. He or she will guide you along the entire homebuying journey and respond to any of your homebuying concerns and questions. In addition, a real estate agent offers recommendations and suggestions to help you make informed decisions as you pursue your dream residence.

Usually, a real estate agent will learn about your homebuying goals and craft a personalized homebuying strategy for you. He or she next will keep you informed about available residences that meet your criteria and set up home showings. Once you find your dream residence, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive offer to acquire this house. And if your offer receives a "Yes" from a home seller, a real estate agent will help you finalize your house purchase.

Ready to streamline the homebuying journey? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can kick off a house search and discover your ideal residence in no time at all.

About the Author

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Barbara Haley
Barbara epitomizes integrity, energy, determination & creativity during every real estate transaction. Barbara's extensive knowledge of the local residential real estate market is unparalleled. She specializes in applying her expertise and market knowledge for the benefit of her clients. Her clients trust her judgment and consistently seek her advice on deals up to several million dollars. Barbara is known as a skillful negotiator and will persevere to overcome any obstacle that is placed in front of her. Her attention to detail and honesty is paramount. Barbara keeps her clients updated every step of the way with consistent communication and prides herself on giving all of her clients the most precise information on the state of the market and local real estate trends. Barbara's personal passions include extensive travel, fitness and giving back to the community. She has visited 100+ countries in five out of the seven continents worldwide. Barbara completed her first full marathon in 2009 in San Diego with Team and Training while personally fundraising $5,000 for the benefit of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of her grandmother. Fast forward to October 1st, 2016, Barbara completed her first full Ironman 140.6 distance triathlon in Cambridge, MD while personally fundraising $2300 in support of colon cancer research in memory of a dear friend. Barbara is well known in the real estate community for using the same drive, tenacity, and determination that she uses to complete Ironman triathlons in bringing even the most challenging real estate transactions to a successful closing.