I know my budget for a home, what is the next step?
Once we know the budget we can start narrowing down what kind of homes fit your needs and wants, which takes place during the Buyers Consultation. This is a collaborative process between all the decision makers, not only the buyers but even children or parents helping with the purchase. Ideally, this happens in our office or a coffee shop where we can lay out the items you want in a home and openly discuss why each is important to have in your future home.
We accomplish this by listing needs & wants and determining how important each item is by assigning it a value, usually between 1 – 5, where 1 is highest in priority.
Things to consider when developing your criteria:
- Budget or price range
- Type of home: Condo/Townhouse or Single Family Residence
- Number of bedrooms and baths
- Commute to work
- Specific needs (Single level, 2 car garage, Yard, Etc.)
How long does it take to find a home?
The time it takes us to locate the perfect home varies from buyer to buyer, but typically the process lasts about 3-4 months although we have had buyers identify, pursue, and ultimately purchase a property in as little as 45 days!
We find that most buyers take at least a couple of weeks to familiarize themselves with the market before getting comfortable enough to write offers.