I’m starting to fall behind and I’m literally in the middle of a session at a conference on how to blog right now so… call me inspired.
Searching for a home is typically everyone’s favorite part of this process. This is where you wander around and look for “your” home. You’ll learn a lot about what you can afford during this phase. All the photos of places you may have looked at up to this point will be very different in person.
You may realize you need to spend a little more money to get what you want (people rarely decide they want less…) but as with my previous post, I encourage you to consider alternative locations, types of homes etc. Sometime things that you never thought of end up working out better than you ever could have imagined.
I honestly think that 1.) most people don’t need much help with this step and 2.) that any help you do need should come from a qualified real estate agent. And if you’re shopping without an agent let me just say one final thing:
I’m finally under contract (yeah! more on this later) for a townhome that hadn’t even appeard on my MLS site when I went to see it. If it hadn’t been for my agent discovering it, emailing me, and setting up a time to see it that day, I would not have seen it (or even known about it) in time to put in an offer on a very popular place (it turned into a multiple offers battle). Real Estate agents are really a huge asset.