• Sharon Brown

5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search

Hey, I totally get it; you want your home buying experience to be as straightforward and stress-free as possible – and your agent is there to help make that happen. I recommend spending some time and energy preparing for your search, so you can move quickly when you find “the one”. Here are my top 5 tips for starting your home search:



1. Get pre-approved. Know what you can afford before you start the search!


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2. Research neighborhoods. Each community has its own feel – its own pros and cons. Figure out the right area for your lifestyle and needs before house hunting.


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3. Pick the right home style. Looking for something low maintenance? You may want to consider a condo or townhouse. Need room for the dogs to play? A single-family home may be your best bet.


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4. Make a list of must-haves and a list of nice-to-haves and be ready to compromise. I recommend writing out all of your wants and needs and ranking them in order.


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5. Take notes. You may see several homes in a single day, so I encourage you to take notes and snap photos, so you can remember the things you like and the things you don’t like about a particular home.


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Ready to get started on your home search? Download my FREE home buying checklist linked it here. I designed it so you just print it out and take it with you to each listing. Happy house hunting!


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