Free Seller Report: Are You Scared to Buy

August 14th, 2012 ellen

Are you scared to buy a home?

Buying a home can be one of the most scary things and is probably one of the most expensive things you will ever buy. You are at the right place! This is what I do! I assist you in getting all your butterflies into formation. So, you are in control once again. Should you get scared again, call me!

The main thing I do in getting your butterflies into formation is to get you prepared for each step as it comes along. The more prepared you are the less frightening and chaotic the home buying process will be. With me as your guide, you will be able to ask questions, and make intelligent and informed decisions. And, of course, remember, I am only a phone call away.

Benefits of Home Buying:
You probably already know the benefits of buying a home….Those are the reasons you want to buy.  Maybe, it’s just so you can paint your bedroom a color that everyone else says is terrible. I remember, at one time, we painted my son’s room a purple…that was the color he wanted! So I understand that reason.

And, of course everyone knows about the tax advantages of owning your home. And, of course, if you have had bad luck with landlords, which is something you won’t have to put up with any more…or, with rent increases at the whim of the landlord. Maybe you just need more space. I had a buyer tell me recently, they needed a bigger house because the teenage girls were sharing a bedroom and always arguing—like the third world war!!! We’ve all seen movies portraying that situation.

Important Thing for You to Do!
One of the most important things for you to do, or not do is do not spend any large amount of money or buy something on credit before you talk with or see a lender—to get you qualified as to what you can buy. A few years ago, I had a buyer buy a dining room table and chairs, etc. on credit for her new home. She had to have the store take it back because she no longer qualified for the home she wanted. If you are thinking about buying a home, call me and get some references to lenders so we can get you qualified. After they determine your eligibility, you many need to put off buying a home for awhile. If so, at least you will have a game plan for a goal of buying a home at a later date.

What is the next step?
Now that the lender has said, “Call Ellen and tell her you are qualified and ready to go find a home.”

Make a list of the features you want in your new home. Maybe you want 3 bedrooms – maybe only 2 bedrooms and a den. It depends on your needs and wants. How many bathrooms do you want? Do you want a one story or a two story home? Can some of the bedrooms be upstairs? Do you have a special school district you want? Do you want a large yard? Do you want a pool? Does your new home have to be ready to move in to, or are you willing to work on it to make it what you want? If so, how much work are you willing to do or not do? Do you need to sell your current home before buying a new one? What is your time frame for moving into your new home?

These are the things I want you to tell me about, so I can narrow down the list of houses and shorten the length of time and hours spent finding you a home.

Previewing Homes
I prefer to spend some time with you showing you homes at the beginning. Because, I get a better picture of what it is you want, when I can look at your face and ask you direct questions about the houses I show you. When I get a better picture of what you want, then the process gets exciting and more definite.   The homes I show you should be meeting your criteria, and you will be able to choose a new home.  

The Best Way to Contact You
Tell me your name, address, phone numbers (if it’s ok to call you at work, tell me that number), your e-mail address and the best time to call you.

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