Every important event in your life has its own highlights – those vital stages that can either get you to your goal if done right or take you a step back if you do it all wrong. What does that have to do with house hunting, you might ask. Well, it has everything to do with you finding the right property!
Here, allow us to explain to you about the highlights of a house hunt, and more importantly how you should handle each one.
The Envisioning Stage
This is probably among everyone’s favourite parts of the home buying or hunting process. This stage includes those hours you spend watching TV shows about beautiful homes, scouring Pinterest, or reading magazines. It’s those exciting times when you create a vision in your mind of what you want in a home. During this stage, it’s important that you make a list of what your new home must have and probably another list for features that would be nice to have.
The Partnering Up Stage
Once you have a fairly good idea of what type and style of house you’re looking for, your next step should be to look for a seasoned realtor who you can trust. A lot of house hunters believe that they don’t really need a buyer’s agent to help them. But really, if you want your house hunting to be successful and the entire process of home buying to be hassle-free, find yourself a reputable realtor. Tammy Samuels is a seasoned and reliable realtor who is always ready to assist you in your home hunting journey. Feel free to call!
The Touring Stage
At this point, you’ll be driving around neighbourhoods that look promising and perhaps visiting some homes, too. It’s a good idea to try a local coffee shop, take a look around some stores and even have a bite at a local restaurant. These things may not be at the top of your list of priorities, but trust us, if you end up moving to one of those neighbourhoods, these things will matter a lot.
The Take Action Stage
If you are in a competitive market and you found a home that gives you a strong feeling that “it” is your dream home, you shouldn’t take too long to take action. You have to let your agent know straight away and schedule the most convenient time for you to visit the house together as soon as possible.
The Nitty Gritty Stage
Once you have made a decision about the house that you really want to buy, it’s time to line up everything you need to back up your offer. The financial aspect should be handled and ready, you should know and understand the ins and outs of the contract, and if things go as they should, you should also be ready for the move.
The entire process of home buying can be quite stressful, so you should really prepare yourself emotionally, physically, and mentally. Having a reliable realtor in your corner would help a lot. If you think we can help you go through your home hunting process, do contact us and we’ll help you find your dream home!