Finding that special home where you will share time with family and friends, and create great memories, is very exciting. But it can also be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to make your hunt for the perfect home a smooth one:
Determine your wish list: Before you start looking for a home, determine what you want in a house. What features would make your life easier? Which features can you not live without, and which are just nice to have? As you start looking, you will likely discover that properties containing every item on your list are few and far between, so it’s good to decide in advance what is negotiable and what is not.
Do some preliminary research online: The “search for homes” feature inside Tower’s HomeAdvantage® program offers easy online access to the most current listings so that you can look at what is selling in your own neighborhood as well as the neighborhoods you want to live in. You can also view economic data, school information, crime statistics, walk scores and more.
Pick the right partner: Once you are committed to the goal of buying a new house, make sure you pick a real estate agent that you feel comfortable with and who will be able to help you in your search. The agents in our network are committed to helping you find the home of your dreams, and deliver exceptional service. Communicate your wish list with them, and let them navigate you through the process. Plus, using one of our certified agents means you will earn Cash Rewards* at closing!
Keep notes: Seeing a house online and in MLS listings can be quite different than walking through the home itself. Photos and descriptions can be deceiving. Once you have a narrow list of properties that meet your expectations, schedule some time with your agent to visit them. Take notes and pictures of each. Depending on your search criteria, you may be visiting lots of properties so keeping notes will help you remember your thoughts later.
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