From Financing to Furnishing | Step 3 - House Hunting
Here I provide you with my 10 Steps From Financing to Furnishing to ensure you're equipped with the knowledge you'll need for an excellent first time home buyer's experience.
So you’ve decided it’s time to purchase a home…
Congratulations on taking this first step! Buying a home is one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make, and pride of home ownership is one of life’s greatest joys and biggest accomplishments. It is an exciting time and my hope is that having me as your Realtor® will bring clarity and peace of mind during your home buying journey.
As your Realtor®, it’s really important to me to ensure you are an educated buyer in all aspects of your home buying process. It’s essential to prepare by learning the process of home buying.
I’ve prepared a guide of the buying process, from obtaining financing to furnishing, and we’ll discuss sample forms for you to become familiar with at our first Buyers Meeting.
Step 3 - House Hunting
Now that you’ve determined your budget and selected me as your Realtor®, it’s time to decide where you want to live, what type of home you are looking for and what features are “must have’s” or “would be nice to have’s” in a home. Invariably, there will be trade-offs, but rest assured I am here to help sort through the options to find you the best home, at the best price and with as many of your wants and needs as possible.
When we begin looking for your home, and developing your list above, seeing what properties go for in your desired location(s) is essential to ensure your want list is realistic with what’s on the market in your price point.
My website is mobile friendly and has a handy application that shows what houses are for sale and allows you to get a sneak peek at the listing as you’re driving through your desired area. If you like what you see and you’re interested in taking a closer look, save it as a favourite and I’ll schedule a viewing as soon as you’re ready.
I’ll send you listings to review as they come available and update you with options to consider as well, narrowing down to specific properties that meet your criteria, then walk you through the home for you to see if you can see yourself living there. I utilize my interior design background to paint you a picture of how you’ll arrange your furniture, determine possible focal points, suggest drapery and colour schemes. I’ll show you how we can make a house your home.