Check Your Credit and Get Pre-Approved
Take a look at your credit score. You'll want to make sure that your credit is in good standing. If there are any issues, take care of them. If you have a high credit score, you'll get a better finance rate, which could save you on your mortgage payments.
After you know your credit is in check, you can work with a mortgage lender to get pre-approved. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage tells you how much you can afford and when it comes time to make an offer, the sellers will see that you can, in fact, afford the house.
A mortgage lender can be a big help in this process. If you need a good recommendation, please reach out and we’ll help connect you to one.
Make a Wants and Needs List
The all-important question: what are you looking for in your next home? A lot of people waste time looking at properties they would have never looked at if they’d just taken some time to prioritize their wants and needs. So, start searching online to help you gain a sense of what it is you desire. Make a list of your top three needs and top three wants. If you’d like some properties emailed to you, just email us at [email protected] and we'll get you set up.
If You Are Selling
Start looking at any improvements that you can make to help your home sell. Make repairs, get rid of clutter, and make your home presentable for potential buyers. Knowing your home’s value is helpful in starting the process and knowing where to invest your money. Again, simply reach out and we can send you a free comprehensive report regarding the most current value of your home.
These ideas are just a snapshot of things to help you get started in your new home search. We would like to guide you through the entire process and help you every step of the way. If you have a question about this or any other news you might have heard about the industry, we are here to help. Give us a call and 707-893-SOLD.