Step 2 - Search for a Home
Step 2— Search for a Home (the FUN begins!)
Once Pre-Approved, use your established budget to define what you will be looking for in a home. A written game-plan will make defining potential inventory easier to sift through and focus on the best targets to see and pursue an offer on.
We recommend putting thought into this part of the process. Write everything you will be looking for down – beds, baths, size, parking, lot features, location, age or condition, finishes or renovation budgets to get what you want, etc. Separate your needs from your wants. Your list will become the filters for your search.
Today’s homebuyer is doing more on their own than ever before. According to the National Association of REALTORS, 98% of homebuyers in 2019 regularly searched Redfin, Zillow, and other online resources on their own to look for their future home, with more than 60% of those buyers ultimately purchasing the home they found online. It begs the question, why would I pay for real estate services that are not directly benefiting me.
At this point, it would be a great time to schedule a consultation with a Homsby virtual agent. We will help you establish your defined filters to see listings in real time and become informed on homes that fit your criteria and prepare you for the next step – going to see the homes you like.