How to win in fall 2015!
Chris R. Poli
How to win in the fall 2015
“You have to learn the rules of the game. Then you have to play them better than anyone else.” -Albert Einstein
If you or anyone else you know is looking to purchase a home, these 2 simple steps will maximize your chances and may very well make the difference between getting your dream home or not.
The fall market is one of the busiest times of the year in real estate. Add in the fact that many areas across the nation are already experiencing massive demand, and the stage is set for what may prove to be the most competitive fall market in recent years. So what does this mean for buyers? Simply put, preparation is everything.
Follow these simple steps and you will be well on your way to the home of your dreams:
- Show me the money! – Before you even start looking at homes, call up Poli Mortgage Group and shout this at the top of your lungs! Don’t be shy, we will know that this just means you are ready to take the critical first step: getting preapproved. Completing the preapproval fist is important as it will help you determine what price range you may qualify for. It is equally important to understand how much of a monthly payment you are comfortable with. Many times, what you might qualify for and what you really want to spend are different amounts. However, they will both play a role in determining the house you buy. Lastly, there are may be things you aren’t aware of that might hurt your ability to get a loan. Speaking to us early on allows us to identify those items and work with you to correct them as soon as possible. In the end you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that when you do find that perfect home for you, your mortgage will be perfect too.
- To have a pool or not have a pool? – Once you’ve taken care of the preapproval, pat yourself on the back, you are now ready to start looking at homes! Armed with the knowledge of what price range works for you, the next step is to speak to a real estate agent and start building a wish list. Knowing whether you want granite countertops or a nice Jacuzzi tub will allow your realtor to start aggressively seeking homes tha match your demands and price range, Take it from a realtor we have worked with before:
“In today’s market, you may only have a couple days before a property goes under agreement. Having a strong preapproval in hand and a clear picture of what the client is looking for in advance really maximizes your chances of getting the house that you want.” -Greg McCarthy, Riverfront Realtors
We understand that buying a home during times like these can be tough and stressful. Winning in this market requires strategy and proper planning. Give yourself a leg up on follow these simple steps. Carpe diem and give us a call at 781-232-8000!