Buying a home is an exciting time, whether you’re entering the market for the first time or searching for a dream property where you can retire. The Hinds Team are experts on Seattle’s many neighborhoods, and can help you keep the search focused and productive
The first step in any home search is deciding what you need out of your new property. Consider some of the questions below as you decide what kind of home you’re looking for.
As you ask yourself these questions, make a list of needs and wants for your new home. Any home you consider should have everything on your “need” list, while items from the “want” list are a nice plus.
Next, outline your budget for your new home. The Hinds Team can recommend trusted local lenders for you to consult. Make sure you get pre-approved for a loan, as this will make you a more qualified buyer down the line when you’re ready to make an offer.
Now comes the fun part! It’s time to begin your search in earnest. Here are some of the ways you can begin looking for a home:
Remember, there’s no right or wrong number of listings to visit before making an offer on a home. You don’t have to rush this part, but make sure you have a plan of action ready to go for when you find a home you love.
In our competitive market, it’s possible that you’ll have to put in offers on a few homes before you’re successful. With that in mind, here are some elements of the offer process to consider.
The Hinds Team will work with you to decide the best approach, based on your finances, competition, neighborhood and unique positioning of the listing you’re bidding on.
When a seller accepts your offer, the Hinds Team will do their due diligence to ensure the terms of the sale are favorable for you.
Your interests will be represented and protected as the Hinds Team works out any contingencies with the seller’s broker.
You won’t have to worry too much about the details, as the Hinds Team will shift into project management mode to make sure all the paperwork is completed on time.
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