I hope yourweek is off to a great start. Today, I'd like to share with youa few steps that should be done BEFORE you make an offer. So let's say you finally woke up and decided that you're tired of throwing away money on rent, and it's time to invest in YOU.
Well congratulations!You've made the first step.
It's normal to feel nervous during this time. After all, you're preparing to make one of the most important financial purchases of your life. In order to make this process fun and less stressful, you'll want to be as informed as possible. I've got you covered in the steps below:
Find an agent- When it comes time to finding a home, it's common to feel like you can do it on your own. I can tell you that it's best to get professional assistance to represent you. A good agent will often have the inside scoop on listings that are either coming soon, not on the MLS, or new on the market. And in some cases,price reductions. click here to contact your agent.
Get Pre-Approved- Before you start your home search, it's important to get pre-approved. I always recommend my clients get pre-approved first before actively going out to look at homes. Why? Let's say you went out and found "THE ONE"listed at $500k. You put in an offer, and the sellers accepted.THEN, you start the pre-approval process just to find out that you're only approved for $350k.You'd be upset right? Right. Get pre-approved.This also goes back to finding a good agent that will explain those steps to you.
Find your home -Now that you've established what you're approved for, it's time to tour. Take notes, ask questions, think things over. The more prepared and educated you are during this process, the easier it will be. It can be hard to remember every single detail about each home, so feel free to take pictures, video, whatever you have to do (within the law) to help YOU feel comfortable and at ease when getting ready to make one of the biggest decisions of your life.
Born in Plymouth, England in 1978, Anthony moved to Florida in 2004. Growing up as the son of a builder, Anthony lived and breathed real estate. To further his interest and to become more involved in Real Estate Anthony gained his Real Estate Sales License, deciding to make the change from 4 years as a high school mathematics teacher.
From a young age Anthony has had a desire to help people and is now helping people make the most important decision they are likely to ever make. Being a 'non-native' of Florida Anthony has experienced first hand the processes and intricacies of buying Real Estate in a foreign country and this experience has assisted him when working with clients from various countries. Anthony has clients in the UK, Dubai, Australia and Canada. Having clients from different cultures and various time zones has not been a problem for Anthony, who is very adept with new technology and communication methods. His primary strength is building relationships with clients - a skill Anthony says he developed through his time as a Teacher, working with various students and establishing effective communication with their parents.
Anthony's other interests include Motorsport, Golf and Travelling. Anthony lives in Davenport, Florida with his wife and four children.