This is the time of year where buyers are eager to start looking for Windsor properties for sale. The buyer that is prepared will get the house of their dreams, while the unprepared buyer may go away empty-handed. Sellers these days want to move forward and are less likely to work with a buyer that has not done their homework. By following these simple steps, you can be in your home this summer in time to throw a BBQ!
1. Make a List: What is it that you want in a home? List your must-haves. Do you need a garage? A first floor master bedroom? Large yard? Write it down and carry it with you to each house you visit to stay focused.
2. Hire a Professional Real Estate Agent: Ask for recommendations from friends and family. Make sure they have a strong online presence and take every advantage of the social media outlets available today (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube). By hiring an experienced professional, you can feel comfortable that you will have access to all Windsor properties available in your price range in the neighborhood you desire.
3. Research, Research, Research: What neighborhood do you want to live in? Do you require excellent school districts or an easy commute to work? What is the local economy like? Are grocery stores nearby? Restaurants? What are the prices of homes in this area? While you can work with your real estate agent for this information, it’s important to know what you want in a neighborhood.
4. Get Pre-Approved. Say you are in a bidding war with another buyer for a home you desperately want: The home is in your price range, the neighborhood is fantastic and houses of this sort rarely come up for sale in this area. But guess what, the other buyer wins. The reason? They were pre-approved for a loan. For sellers, this shows the buyers are serious, they have the financial backing and they are ready to proceed. By getting this piece of paper, you are one step ahead of the game.
So, when searching for Windsor properties and by following these above steps, home ownership is right around the corner.