If you want or need to sell your current home, one thing you might be wondering is, “How will we find and buy our next dream home?” Fortunately, there’s no mystery to how to do that. Simply follow the “golden rules”!
- Create a profile. Decide what kind of home you want to buy. Consider the type of building, size, number of bedrooms, property features, and other details. When you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, you’re more likely to find it. You’ll also be less likely to waste time seeing listings that aren’t a good fit.
- Target ideal neighborhoods. Where do you want to live? What areas are likely to be a good fit with your desired lifestyle? What sort of neighbors to you want? What area features, such as schools, do you need close by?
- Pre-arrange any required financing. Will you need a mortgage? Make those arrangements in advance. That will give you peace of mind in knowing you’ll be able to buy the home you want. Also, a pre-arranged mortgage makes your offers stronger.
- Get on an alert list. Not all new listings are advertised or posted online right way. So, arrange to be immediately alerted to new listings that match your criteria. That way, you’ll be first in line.
Following these tips will go a long way toward getting you into the home of your dreams.