I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your service to our country!
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YOUR AGENT CAN TAKE MORE PICTURES AS NECESSARY TO COMPARE THESE HOMES
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#1. I'll pull you a very detailed list of all the homes that fit what you are looking for in the area you would like to focus on.
#2. You pick out your top 5...
#3. I'll go buy and video the home for you and put the video up on YouTube.
Hard to beat that... No? :)
Jason C Campbell
Keller Williams Realty
Looks like you are stationed at FT Bragg, NC. Lots of fun. I never had the opportunity to be stationed at FT Bragg while I was in, but visited there on a TDY trip at one time.
Anyway, Are you headed here to FT Sam Houston in the near future? You shouldn't really try to commit to buying a home until you are preapproved with a local lender and find a Realtor(r) to help you research different areas of San Antonio. There are ways you can search for homes on the internet, but until you are truly qualified, then you are in a sense window shopping for your next home.
I would be happy to help you begin your search and get you connected with a lender that can help you if you are planning to move here soon. We have a lot of inventory here in San Antonio Texas and the surrounding cities and I am positive we will find you a great home!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or just browse my website or my blog. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Keller Williams Realty
Looks like you have received some great information from local Realtors. Welcome to San Antonio, I was born here and know the city well, The first item I suggest you do is speak with a Lender, I have a great lender, she can help guide you through the lending process and if I may add, she is Awesome! Next, may I suggest that you sign with an agent with whom you feel comfortable with. All listings that meet your criteria will then be sent directly to your email. Having a friend or family member present at all viewings will certainly help. Please do call or contact me anytime, would love to help, I would love to interview for the position. Good Luck to you and do keep in touch! Have a great holiday!
I hope you will find the right place for you and your family and I would be happy to help you.
If you have to purchase without physically being here you should be extremely detailed in what you are looking for and how you spend your time around the house. I've helped several buyers buy that haven't seen their property before the purchase but because that's a huge responsibility I would always ask if there was a second set of eyes (relative or friend) who could also view the property. It' also very important to know how many parking places will be needed, what is important and rate the importance (covered porch, yard size, kitchen or storage, etc.). Then I would take additional photos, video the home and even come up with a rough house plan.
If you are just looking you can ask your agent to set you up on a multiple listing search that sends properties to your email and request the amenities you are interested in or the style of home. You can use exterior features, 1 story or 2, culdesac, gas cooking, school district, zip code, fire place, pool, neighborhood amenities, and many more searchable features. Just remember, the more features you request, the more homes that are ruled out. You can also choose to search yourself.
Happy House Hunting!!
Sounds like you're a military member who's planning ahead! I can tell you from my experiences with trying to buy a house while stationed out of state that the smartest thing you can do is get a tech saavy realtor who knows the area and who'll be able to show you what's available electronically. This saves a tremendous amount of time and makes getting down to that short list of options easier. I'll be happy to help you with that to make your next move a breeze! Please contact me with your criteria and we'll get started. I look forward to working with you and hope to hear from you soon!
I would suggest spending a little time on the phone to find a good Buyer Broker that you can work with. I recently posted a blog here on Trulia all about how to find a good Realtor and have posted the link below.
Once you've gotten set up with a Realtor to work with, they can send you listings that meet your parameters and these should include pictures as well as all the basic data. When you see properties that interest you you could then call your Realtor and ask them to preview the property for you so that they can answer any questions you might have. They could also take additional pictures for you.
When you've identified half a dozen or so homes that you're really interested in I would suggest you plan a visit to view them for yourself.
Hope this helps, and I wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday and happy house hunting.
You can log into my website http://www.SAHomes4Sale.net. You will have access to all the properties for sale in and around San Antonio. Contact me anytime if you have any questions.
Joyce Klein Realtors