Between getting a home loan, looking for the right house, and competing against others the home buying process is no easy task. But, rest assured, here are four ways to put yourself ahead of the competition no matter the circumstances.
Getting pre-approval is one of the first steps you should take when looking to buy a home. Even if you are just browsing around different homes, you don’t want to fall in love with a house and lose out on it or find out it’s out of your budget because you were not pre-approved.
Talk to Landlords
It is always a good idea to talk to landlords around the area you want to live in. In most cases, landlords want to sell their homes but are too timid to make the home renovations needed to put their house on the market. Talking to the right landlord can get you the house you want at a low offer without competition.
Raise Your Budget
Having a budget for any purchase is always good, but being married to your budget can sometimes hinder your buying experience. When searching for a home you might run into a wall, where you just are not seeing anything you like for your budget. Being willing to raise your budget by even just $20,000 during your home buying venture can open up hundreds of new home to choose from.
Work With Mike Norton
In today’s highly competitive market it’s important to have a seasoned agent that help you look and secure the home of your dreams. Mike Norton is a seasoned agent with years of experience and good industry relationships that can help you find homes that might not be listed and negotiate a winning offer.
To get started with your home buying venture call 562.577.5021