3 Tips for a Successful Homebuying Experience

Dated: September 11 2021

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3 Tips for a Successful Homebuying Experience

You want your homebuying experience to go smoothly from start to finish – everyone does. Check out these three tips for a successful homebuying experience to make sure you’re on the right track.

3 Tips for a Successful Homebuying Experience

Nobody wants a difficult experience when buying a home for sale in Vero Beach. Fortunately, you can get off on the right foot by using these three tips:

  1. Get mortgage preapproval
  2. Shop below your budget
  3. Don’t be afraid to negotiate

Here’s a closer look at each. 

Tip #1 for a Successful Homebuying Experience: Get Mortgage Preapproval

Before you do anything else, get preapproved for a mortgage. Preapproval is different from prequalification; with preapproval, you submit financial documents to your lender and submit to a credit check. If you’re preapproved, your lender essentially says, “Okay. We’ll let you borrow this much money to buy a home if your financial picture stays the same between now and the time you want to borrow. (Prequalification doesn’t require a credit check or any financial documentation; it’s a lender saying that you may qualify for a mortgage if you meet certain conditions.)

Tip #2 for a Successful Homebuying Experience: Shop Below Your Budget

If your max home budget is $500,000, shop for homes that cost less than that. There’s no law that says you must spend the maximum amount possible on a home – and shopping below your budget gives you a little wiggle room in case you get into a bidding war. (And remember: the less you spend on a home, the lower your monthly payments will be.)

Tip #3 for a Successful Homebuying Experience: Don’t Be Afraid to Negotiate

There’s nothing wrong with negotiation. In fact, in many real estate deals, it’s expected. You can ask sellers to make repairs or upgrades so that you’re willing to buy their home – or you can ask them to charge you less for the house. Your REALTOR is an expert negotiator, so rely on their knowledge and skill to get yourself the best possible deal.

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Chip Boyer

Chip is the IT Manager for Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. He handles the technology needs of the company as well as helping agents in their day to day problem solving.....

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