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For most people, house hunting feels like an extreme sport.

You look at, what feels like, a million different homes only to pick them all apart without finding “the one”. You have your list of needs and wants, and you hope that you can find a home that checks all your boxes. So, how many homes do you really have to look at to find “the one”? Unfortunately, the answer varies from person to person, but these items can help you go into the process more prepared. 

Research 

As agents, we know you’ve started your house hunting long before you ever contact us. The Internet makes it simple to view homes without contacting a realtor and find your ideal neighborhood. Lots of websites have photos and a video tour. You can start to hone in on items you do and don’t want. For some people, they absolutely know that they don’t want to do any construction. For others, they want to slowly make the home their own with immediate construction projects. It just depends on where you are in your life and what motivates you. 

Shop Around

Research only takes you so far. Sometimes you have to put in the time and energy of looking through every home that is a “maybe.” Being inside each home solidifies the items that you love and the ones you hate. Even if it takes you a year or more to find your perfect home, don’t fret. It is out there and you will find the one you were meant to have.

Get Pre-Approved 

When you spend all that time searching for the perfect home, you don’t want to miss out on purchasing it because you aren’t pre-approved. This is an important step to be able to place a competitive offer immediately. It also helps you know what your budget allows you to spend as a monthly mortgage payment. So, go ahead and take this step and get a solid number to start your search.

Choose Your Agent Wisely 

You are going to be spending a lot of time with your real estate agent. You want to make sure that you’re comfortable being honest with them. They need to know exactly what you do and don’t like so time isn’t wasted looking at future homes that bring no interest. Take a little time interviewing potential agents. See if you “click.”

Let Go 

You have to be willing to let go of some of the items on your want list, even when finding “the one”. Especially if you and your partner aren’t in sync with your lists. One of you will have to give up a little something, otherwise, you’ll never be able to reach an agreement on your perfect house. 

Now that you’ve got a better idea of the house-hunting process, are you ready to dive into finding “the one”? If so, contact Robinson and Co. Realty today! Our agents are experienced and ready to help you find your dream home. Call us today to get started at (970) 858-9870.