If you are looking to make a home purchase this year, let us help you achieve buyer success in the current real estate market!
Before you start looking at homes, it is critical to have trusted real estate professionals advocating for you! For optimal buyer success in the current real estate market, engage a qualified buyer’s agent. This is especially important given the past few years of low inventory and multiple offers.
“When we were looking to buy our first house, we wanted to work with someone we could trust and who would help us through the process. Lisa came highly recommended by a friend of ours and we were delighted to work with both Lisa and Steve. They found us a perfect house that wasn’t even on our radar! They were kind, supportive, communicative, patient and they advocated for us every step of the way. We couldn’t be more pleased with our house and our experience with the Tam Team!” – Ann and Ryan
Know your numbers and your budget! If you are paying cash, determine an investment budget. Know that you will have minimal closing costs, but that taxes and homeowner’s insurance will play a part. If you prefer to finance your purchase, we have competitive local lenders who will help meet your financial goals. They will offer your best options with a mortgage package. Lenders will also help you understand the costs required for closing and expected monthly payments.
Know the difference! When financing, part of a buyer’s success is knowing the difference between a pre-approval and pre-qualification. We will help you understand the difference it makes, especially in the current real estate market.
Communication is a huge key to a buyer’s success. Our team works with buyers and their lenders to make sure that we are looking at big picture. This includes viewing properties that are appropriate for the mortgage program and financial parameters that are required. This also includes doing everything we can to meet the dreams and goals our clients.
Remove as many obstacles as possible! Now that the financing is out of the way, we remind you to be a buyer not a seller. In a time of low inventory and multiple offers, a purchase contingent on the listing or sale of your current home adds to the obstacles in your way. Navigating a multiple offer situation can be a stressful time for a buyer as well. An experienced real estate team will help put you in the best possible position.
When it is time to write your offer, our team will help you understand the market value of the home you are writing on and understand potential added expenses that may come with your home (such as special assessments, association fees, homestead exemption, etc). We will work with you to put your offer in the strongest position.
Whether a first time home buyer, growing your family, considering retirement and downsizing, investing and through all of your home ownership transitions, our goal is to get you moved into your dream home! Let our proven success record set you up for success as we head into this spring market!