Buyer Tips About House Hunting

When it comes to buying a home there is nothing like the search for that perfect property. Once you have your down payment ready, found a mortgage lender and a Realtor® to help you navigate through the entire process, you get to finally move forward and begin viewing homes. While this is for many the best part of the home buying process, there are things to keep in mind so you don’t become overwhelmed or frustrated while you go out house hunting.

One of the best things you can do before you begin a search for a home is to have an in depth meeting with your Realtor®. You know what you want, your agent knows the market. Together you can come up with a plan of the key needs and features you want to find. Be sure to explain to your Realtor® why you are moving as well. The more she learns about you, the more she can help you. Part of a Realtor’s job is to know the types of questions to ask, and things to consider when it comes to finding a home. For example, if you are looking for a bigger home for your growing family, you have probably thought about schools in the neighborhoods you like, but what about local parks or community centers that can provide other activities for you and the kids? Your Realtor® can use the information you provide to narrow down your search.

Giving yourself plenty of time will also make a big difference in the search for a new home. Unless you have a specific time deadline to keep to, such as a relocation time frame, by allowing yourself the time to search for the right home, you can avoid feeling rushed to make a decision, which can lead to a hasty one you may regret. If you want to live in a specific neighborhood there may only be a couple of listings at first. If none of the properties are what you want in a home, don’t pick one just to be in the neighborhood. Wait for a while instead. With fluctuations in the housing market, new listings come available regularly, so your dream home could be just around the corner. The bottom line is don’t put yourself on an exact schedule if you don’t have to.

When you look at a lot of different houses you will see things you don’t like, especially regarding decor. It can also be difficult to recall which house had the great kitchen space but worn carpet, or the property with the great back deck, attached to a house painted lime green. First, keep in mind that cosmetic aspects of a home can often be readily changed. Remember to look beyond the dated furniture, or ultra-modern living room that look like it belongs in a magazine. When you go beyond these clashes with your own tastes, you can note what you can do within a home to make it yours once you have the keys. One way to easily remember the pros and cons of any home you view is by taking photos of each room whenever you view a listing.

Ultimately the right home for you will feel exactly so just right. You may be surprised to find the house that calls to you the most is not the old Victorian you long dreamed about finding, but the renovated craftsman era home your Realtor® found, which has the majority of the features you need and want in a home. Keeping these house hunting tips in mind will also help you narrow down the list of potential homes to the top pick for you to make an offer on. When you are ready to buy or sell a home, we at The Noel Team are here to help you with all of your real estate needs! If you are unsure what your options are, call Steven Noel at (303) 774-9400 or email at

About thenoelteam

As a Broker with RE/MAX Alliance, I work energetically for my clients whether they are a buyer or seller. I help you achieve your goal of owning a home or getting the best price for your home in the shortest time possible. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in communications and finance, I was licensed in 1977 and since then I have sold over 3600 properties amounting to over $1 billion in sales. I currently rank in the top 10 in home sales for Colorado. I offer the same quality of service and superior communication to all clients, ranging from starter homes to multi-million dollar estates, commercial and income properties, relocations and foreclosures My goal is to provide you with the best representation possible whether you are buying or selling. Over the years, one of the things that I've discovered is that there is a difference in the way individual Realtors do business. For me, I have always felt that honesty and personal integrity are the foundations upon which a successful business and career are built and sustained. I have an extensive background and knowledge base in real estate, including financing, which has enabled me to provide outstanding, quality advice and service not found with many agents today. My commitment to communication creates a positive relationship between my client and myself that results in a successful property sale or purchase. My passion for real estate, commitment to my clients and personal integrity has helped me to achieve success placing me in the top 1% of all brokers in nationwide. In my career, I have earned a number of awards and received considerable recognition for my success but the most significant recognition comes from the fact that over 75% of my business comes from past clients. My success is a true measure of my client satisfaction.
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