With a low inventory of properties and competitive offers on homes in the Greater Boston area, it is important now more than ever, to follow the 3 basic tips for purchasing a home:
- Get Pre-approved BEFORE Making an Offer. This is the first and most important step in the process. A pre-approval will give you an idea of the maximum purchase price that you can afford. Pre-approvals MUST be submitted to sellers with your offer to show your capacity to purchase the property.
- Use a Real Estate Agent. Agents are specialists in their field and serve to protect their buyers or sellers. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make, so it is really important to work with an expert who represents your best interests.
- Always Tour Homes in Person. It is absolutely important to view a home in person. Buyers are usually amazed at how different a home looks in photos than in person. For this reason, it is important to never make an offer on a home that you have not physically visited. There is no return policy on a home – once you buy it, you own it!
If you are looking for a home or for a recommendation on who to work with to find a new home – contact Robin Brodsky here at www.sellnhouses.com or at (617)270-1120.