Home Shopping And The Four-Legged Stool
What kind of stool will keep you from falling when you sit on it? Two-legged stools, of course, won’t even stand alone. Three-legged stools are all right, but they are still unstable. But the stools with four legs are rock solid.
What does it have to do with a new home shopping?
If you want to find the right home quickly and at the best price, there are four things that you need to consider – the stool’s four legs. They will help to ensure that the experience is smooth.
1. Your desire list is the first leg. You need a clear picture of the home type you want. A bungalow or two floors? How many rooms are there? A big pontoon? Remember what’s in the area. Do you need it to be close to major roads for ease of travel? Do you need good schools and playgrounds on foot?
2. The second leg is a mortgage pre-approved. It takes the guesswork out of what you can afford to get the financing handled up front. Sellers and their REALTORS ® take any offers that you make more seriously.
3. The third leg is the expectations of realism. Of the households that sell, 99 percent sell at current market values or near them. That doesn’t mean you can’t find anything good. It means you’re probably not going to find a “steal.” Fortunately, in your price range, there are probably several wonderful properties available.
4. The stool’s final leg is a great REALTOR ®. To make your home shopping experience less stressful and more productive, it is crucial to choose the right real estate professional.
If you’re hunting for a new home, be sure to start with a stable “four-legged stool.” It increases your chances of finding a home that meets your needs and budget dramatically.