3 Tips to Help You Find a Bigger Home for Less Money

Dated: April 15 2021

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Everybody wants a nice, spacious and comfortable home – but the problem is that when houses like these hit the market, they tend to sell quickly (and sometimes for over asking price). So how can you find a bigger home without breaking the bank? Check out these three tips. 

3 Tips to Help You Find a Bigger Home for Less Money

Smart buyers work with a Vero Beach REALTOR® who puts their needs first – and that includes finding them the perfect space. However, although your agent will be on the lookout for ideal homes for you, here are three tips that can help you find a bigger home for less money:

  1. Check out “stale” listings
  2. Be ready to renovate
  3. Negotiate with a builder

Here’s a closer look at each.

Tip #1 for Finding a Bigger Home for Less Money: Check Out “Stale” Listings

Listings that have been on the market for more than 30 days are less likely to sell than their fresher counterparts are – and that means sellers looking at the month mark on their calendars may be more willing to negotiate on price. If you look at older listings and talk to your Vero Beach REALTOR, he or she can arrange tours for you and help you make the right choice.

3 Tips to Help You Find a Bigger Home for Less Money

Tip #2 for Finding a Bigger Home for Less Money: Be Ready to Renovate

You may run across homes that seem cramped or too-small for your needs, but remember, you can knock down walls, convert attics into playrooms or offices, and extend usable living spaces in a wide variety of ways. Talk to your REALTOR if you’re interested in finding homes you can renovate (either yourself or by using professional contractors) – you may find a hidden gem that’s in your price range.

Tip #3 for Finding a Bigger Home for Less Money: Negotiate With a Builder

Homebuilders have a lot of leeway when it comes to construction, so you and your Vero Beach REALTOR can start talking to the biggest names in town – and if they’re not willing to negotiate on space while sticking to your budget, talk to smaller builders that want to make a name for themselves. A lot of modern floor plans are more open than those in existing homes as it is, and generally, new builds get you more space for your money; if you can negotiate an extra room or a bit of customization (such as leaving out a wall between a dining room and kitchen, for example), you’ll be well on your way to a larger house for less money.

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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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