Tips for Finding Your New Dream Home

With low supply and high demand for homes, buyers today need to be on their toes when searching for new homes for sale. It is estimated that for every new home listed for sale there are at least five people who are equally determined to purchase it. This means you really need to be persistent and be ready to act when you run across a home you’re interested in buying.

Here are a few tips which can help you find the home of your dreams whether you’re looking for new homes in Daybreak, Utah or homes located in Florida’s panhandle.

Make Your Real Estate Agent Your Friend
Instead of treating your real estate agent as a foe, make him or her your friend. Real estate agents are typically very busy professionals who work to find homes for many clients. It’s not uncommon for a realtor working for you to also be looking for new homes for several others. Take the time to show your agent that you’re interested in them by asking about their family, pets and interests. By making friends with your agent, he or she will be more likely to find out exactly what you’re looking for in a new home which will help you find the home of your dreams. And, when you make yourself stand out from the other home buyers, your real estate agent will be more likely to call you first when he/she finds a home that may be perfect for you.

Know What You Want
One of the biggest mistakes new home buyers make is not knowing what they want in a home. This is why you need to sit down and make a list of things your new home must feature. Do you absolutely need to have a 2-car garage? Does your new home have to be located in a gated community? How many bedrooms do you need? If you have a family, ask everyone for their input about what they want in a home and then finalize your list of priorities. Once you’re finished listing your “must-haves” keep your list close at hand so you can stay on track when looking for new homes for sale.

Explore On Your Own
Even if you’re using an agent, it’s a good idea to do some exploring on your own. You should take the time to drive through the neighborhoods you’re interested in to look for “for sale” signs. Scour through local newspapers to find ads for open houses. You never know when you may run across a gem that has just been put on the market by the builder or owner so it’s definitely wise to do some house-hunting on your own instead of relying solely on your agent.

Take Photos and Videos of The Homes You Visit
It’s amazing how quickly you can forget something you’ve just seen! If allowed to do so, take photos and videos of each home you walk through as later on this can really give you a good idea of what it would be like to live in that home. Having photos and videos to view can make deciding between two or three homes much easier. In each home you visit, be sure to even snap photos of the closets, attic, garage and yard so you can determine later on if that particular home ticks all the boxes for you and your family.

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