If you are in the market to buy a home, one of the most important things you can do is make a checklist. Here is a list of things you should do before you search for a home.
1. Be an informed buyer. Gather information about the market.
2. Become familiar with the mortgage process. Get pre-qualified.
3. Put together a budget.
4. Decide on a home buying timeline.
5. Determine your needs and wants.
6. Find a good Realtor.
7. Begin your home search.
There are many home buyer’s checklists online if you are looking for a form to print out. They are available in a variety of formats as well. The typical checklist will include: property address, price, taxes, neighborhood, interior and exterior detail, construction, and other detailed specifics.
Check out some of these web sites for downloadable forms:
Happy home hunting!
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL – firstname.lastname@example.org