1. Get pre-approved for a mortgage loan
2. Figure out what neighborhood suits their lifestyle: could be work related, could be centered on nighlife, recreational facilties or schools. This is a very personal decision.
3. Search hundreds of homes online.
4. Talk with a Realtor and discuss housing options. Set up a feed from the MLS service that delivers new listings directly to their personal email inbox.
5. Then start touring homes.
Atlanta Real Estate agent
If the agent is showing the right homes, and buyer is ready to go, they may only have to view one or two homes before they are ready to submit an offer. Now how long it takes to get an offer accepted (IN THIS MARKET) can be a whole different story.
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Well I do not think so, this is a very personal decision, and in many cases the biggest investment decision a buyer will make in their life time, I want them to see a variety of home styles, floor plans,
locations, yard sizes, amenities and quality levels, so that when they find the right home, they will be
the most well educated buyer and they will be sure that they decided on the right property for themselves.
I always want my buyers to fall in love with the home, or parts of the home, so that when in the future after they become the home owners they walk up to their home, they smile and they are happy about
their decision. This is MY JOB as their Realtor, finding, showing, and negotiating the right terms and
price on my buyers' behalf and in their very best interest....
If they are quick deciders great, if they take time, then they should take time, and once they decide
on a home, they should definitely see it for a second time before making an offer....
None of my buyers have bought a home unless they have seen good 10 to 15 homes, often they realized that in their price range they may have to start looking in a different town or suburb to find
what they are looking for, or they decide to raise their price range and then we start looking again
at different homes... So it is as individual for each buyer as it is to decide WHO TO MARRY....:-)
Well some people meet and get married a month later, and other are dating for 2 years or more
and many get engaged for 2 or 3 years before getting married, and everything beyond....
I think we are all different, and a buyer should go with they own comfort level when it comes to spending their hard earned money.
Good Luck to you
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