Where can you start your real estate search? Today there are just so many possible starting points for finding the right home. You might be confused and feel as if there is a right or wrong way to go about finding a home, but really there are many options and for the most part they're all ok. So here are some different resources you'll need when you begin the home search.
1. The Internet: Yes, this would seem to be common sense, but start looking online at homes. Get an idea of the price range you have, and what that price range will buy you. This is a really simple, no pressure way of gauging the market and getting a feel for what you like or don't like without any commitment.
2. An agent: Agents are your greatest tool. Having an agent will make your life considerably easier. They can find homes that fit your criteria and help you better understand the home buying process. They'll let you know what you should be looking for and how to go about finding the perfect home. Your agent also will ensure that you're seeing plenty of homes, giving you options and allowing you to see properties you may not have found while doing a Google search.
3. Open Houses: Open Houses are an opportunity to see homes up close. You can really imagine the way the place would look with your furnishings and how you would feel living there. You can decide if the "view" described online is really the "view" you thought it would be. Don't hesitate to ask your agent about open houses or scour newspapers and the web for more information.
If you need help with finding any of these three things, please contact us at The Charles Realty. We have purposely designed our website as a tool for our clients and those looking to buy, sell, or rent. And of course our agents work hard to find you the right place, we're always happy to offer advice and take you on any showings!