Finding a house for your specific needs is no simple task. There are a few things you'll want to have before you go property hunting for your next house or real estate investment:
A) Clear your schedule. Make sure you're going to have enough time on your hands for the next 8 days. I would recommend devoting two hours a day until you find exactly what you're looking for. Which leads us to:
B) Finding a great real estate agent. This step can make the difference between a successful property hunt and a complete waste of your time. You want an agent who is mature (preferably 30-40's) so you know he has some experience under his belt. Get someone who is an expert in real estate. You may have to go through a few of them until you do, but it will be worth your while.
You want someone to educate you on the subject, someone who breathes real estate. You want him to have your best interest, so if you're someone who constantly looks for investments then make sure you stick with your real estate agent after you find your fit. This can pay off by him/her giving you priority on the top deals and getting you in the deal before everyone else does and it turns into a bid war.
C) Be sure to come in with a very clear idea of what you want for your property. If you want a four bedroom property with three bathrooms and a big backyard, then make sure you write this down in a piece of paper. It's important that you make a clear mental picture of the property you're looking for. This way you'll save time by not wondering if this was what you were looking for in the first place.
Make a list were you know: -Exactly what kind of property you want. Name how many rooms and enviroments do you want it to have.
-How much are you willing to pay for it. Make sure you keep it real. Don't expect a mansion in Beverly Hills unless you're willing to pay at least a couple million for it. Also always stay on the lookout for good investments. Be sure to ask your agent for the best deals around so you know he keeps you on his speed dial when something is going down. The real estate world moves fast when it comes to the best deals, and the best way to stay in touch with the winner deals is to develop a winner relationship with your agent.
Finally, go out and look for properties with a cold head. Make sure what you found matches to what you wrote down when you started, to make sure you're not making a rash desicion or pushing your budget too much. When you have what you wrote down, you'll find there's no better feeling than finding exactly what you were looking for. You'll be glad for all the effort you did, and the reward is a lifetime next to a great property.
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