Meet with a REALTOR before house hunting
By doing this both the buyer and REALTOR become familiar with each other. The REALTOR can learn better what the buyer is searching for and it is a perfect time for the buyer to learn the entire process.
Buyers should review the Homefinder on a regular basis as well as the local Newspaper. The buyers will educate themselves with the market.
Working with an Accredited Buyers Representative, buyers are protected and educated from a buyers side of the transaction. An Office Policy will be given to the buyer along with the Home Buyers Kit.
Seek a loan officer before or during the house hunting. This will allow the buyer to be prepared when making an offer and also allows the offer to more appealing with a pre-approval from a lender. This will also allow a quicker closing.
When offer is made on a property, it is always recommended to hire a professional inspector to examine the property. If problems arise, the buyer and seller have options to negotiate.
It is important not to look at several homes at one time. A recommended 5 or 6 houses should be the maximum to avoid a memory block! Schedule showings in advance so bother the buyer and REALTOR are prepared and notice is given to the seller. Planning ahead is respective and convenient to all parties.