When it's time to buy a home, whether for the first time or the fifth, managing the tasks involved can feel overwhelming. Fred Miller Group's REALTORS will guide you through the process.
Looking at homes is the fun part, but contrary to what many buyers believe, it isn't the first step. You should do a little prep work before you begin looking at homes.
Pre-House Hunting Checklist
1. Contact a Realtor. If you don't already know and trust someone in the business, call our office and arrange to interview one of our Realtors®. Another great way to meet us is to drop into some open houses one weekend and chat informally with one of us. We are one of the few companies in town that hold company-organized open houses almost every weekend of the year.
2. Contact a qualified mortgage professional. Fred Miller Group's Realtors® work with experienced mortgage bankers and brokers (what's the difference?) who can help you determine not only how much you can afford to spend on a home, but they can help you get your financial house in order so that you can move into your new home sooner.
3. Make a list of features you want in a home. This list can be as long or as short as you wish - it will change during your search, but it is good to have a written list to take with you to your next step:
4. Attend some open houses in your target neighborhoods. Bring your list with you, and note which homes meet your criteria and which don't. Look at homes above and below your target price range - are your expectations in line with your budget?