Mar 19, 2014
If you’re a Wake County home buyer, you may already feel overwhelmed by all of the options available on the local housing market.
After all, you’re not just choosing the brick and mortar: you’re choosing an entire lifestyle. This includes what schools your kids are going to attend in Wake County, what parks you’re going to visit, even what neighbors you’re going to have!
So how do you ensure that you’re making the right choice? Here are some tips for navigating the market as a home buyer.
5 Tips for Buying The Right Wake County Home for You
First, have a game plan with your loved ones before you ever enter the market. You and your family should be on the same page when it comes to what you’re looking for in a home. This will make the process a whole lot easier in the long run.
Next, put it on paper. Specifically, fill out three columns: Your Must Haves (the features of a home you’re not willing to do without), the Nice to Haves (those features that are on your wish list but that you don’t necessarily need, say hardwood floors or granite counter tops) and your deal breakers (those things that you definitely don’t want to see in your next home, such as being situated along a busy road.
Third, narrow down your home search to the neighborhood you want to live in. This will get you started on the right foot by getting you in the vicinity of where you want to end up.
Fourth, make a deadline for yourself. By doing so, you’re keeping your home search focused. Otherwise, you could spend the rest of your life navigating the market trying to find the perfect home.
Fifth and finally, take a cue from your eye doctor. While seeing homes, maybe you ask yourself, which one did I like more, one or two? By narrowing down your selection as you go along, you’ll be less overwhelmed later when you’re reviewing all of the listing sheets and trying to decide which home is the right one for you.
Picking an Expert Wake County REALTOR® Also Helps!
Of course, navigating the local housing market becomes even more easier when you’re working with an experienced Wake County real estate expert like us at the Rachel Kendall Team.
Until next time,