It’s easy to hop on your favorite app or website to see available houses in your area or swoon over properties that may or may not be available, but are you really taking advantage of your resources? There are ways to make your stress-free real estate purchases. Take a peek at our top three suggestions for taking the stress out of the home-buying experience:
- Make a list of your must-haves, nice-to-haves and definitely don’t-want-to-haves. This will be useful when you first start the process of beginning to look at homes – even if this starts as an online process. Chances are, the list may change over the course of your home buying journey, but establishing a solid starting point is paramount.
- Determine your real estate budget. If you don’t know where to start, it’s time to look at your finances. Sit down with a budget-savvy friend, relative, your banker or a financial professional before you fall in love with something that is out of your price range. Trying to afford something greater than your budget will place unnecessary stress on you and may jeopardize your financial future. Don’t forget to factor in items that likely will not be able to be financed, like property inspection fees, closing costs, moving expenses, home repairs and/or renovations and furnishing expenses.
- Hire a reputable real estate professional that works in your desired locale. Even if you are moving from one neighborhood to another a few miles down the road, there are nuisances of those locations you may not be aware of. Someone that has visited homes throughout your desired area over many buying new and selling seasons will likely bring insight to the home search and buying process to help you compare. Real estate professionals are also great at negotiating. Hiring a professional that is top notch can help you save money by ensuring your pay fair market value for your future digs.
Looking for a real estate professional who focuses in the Brookhaven, Atlanta and Sandy Springs neighborhoods? Nicholas Brown of the BrownDaniel Team at Beacham and Co Realtors has won numerous sales-based awards and is truly a partner that can aide you in making a real estate decision in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Contact him today via phone at 770.630.5430 or by email at [email protected].