1. Find the right agent
Even if you’re not quite ready to buy, your agent can be a wealth of information. The Green Home Connection offers automatic e-mail notification of new listings. Many buyers begin their online search when they're still in the "just thinking about it" stage. If you'd like to receive listings by e-mail, just let us know your criteria and we'll set it up.
2. Find out what your price range is
Online mortgage calculators are a good place to start, but as you get closer to being ready to buy, it's best to get a written mortgage pre-approval. Speak to your lender to get a detailed picture of your overall financial situation, and to determine exactly what you can honestly afford to spend on a home. The Green Home Connection can give you some names of local lenders to choose from.
3. Find out what your local market looks like
The internet can be incredibly valuable for researching the real estate market. Start with your agent – The Green Home Connection can help direct you to valuable resources.
4. Find out what your true needs and wants are
Compose a list of your wants and needs. Be sure to take into consideration your price range, your family size, your commute to work and your local market conditions.
5. Find your dream home!
Once you’re ready to act, get in touch with us to start scheduling showings. Armed with a pre-approval from your lender, you are a stronger buyer . With all of your homework done, you'll know when you find "the house" and as your representatives we will help you make your best offer.
With the right team behind you, it really can be that easy!