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Home Buying in North Central : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Libby Ross answered:
As a Buyer's Agent, I am doing several things to help make that search better and easier. A top notch agent is going to review all of the homes you have selected in your MLS search, look outside of the search and talk to other agents to see if there are any that might fit your specific needs/desires that are not being picked up by the search. For example, a "pocket" listing that may not be on the market yet but is coming soon. Looking on the internet is a great way to narrow it down. Frankly, if you are looking at more than 5 - 6 homes a day you are going to start confusing them in your mind, even if you take notes, which you should be doing. I would like to see you narrow the MLS and internet search down to your top 10 and look at those homes first. Decide if you like the areas, proximity to work, grocery, schools, etc... to help you at least find the area that works best. And Remember to keep an open mind! You may say you want a one story home and a big yard. But a two story home has a smaller footprint than a one story and typically has a larger yard. If that's one of your main wants, you may decide a two story could work if the master bedroom was down. your new home will NORT have everything you want or need. At the end of the day, you need to buy the home you like! Meaning, if it's the first home you see and it fits most all of your needs and a lot of your wants - write an offer! Too many times buyers want to see EVERYTHING before they make a decision. This is purely out of fear there might be something better. You will likely have to compromise a little. Focusing down your search to the top 10 or 15 is plenty. Go see them and then decide. Do I make an offer? Or do we need to change or expand our search? Either way, a quality Buyer Agent will help you immensely to narrow it down and keep you focused on the goal. Which is buying a home you will enjoy! ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Jennifer Duaine answered:
Chances are, if you give me the address of the property you are looking at, I can find one better that you will not pay above market. Let me know.

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