This is the first post about the real estate buying process.
I will walk you step by step to a successful real estate closing,
without head aches and dramas and regrets, and experience you can enjoy.
As a buyer you have to do a lot of homework before you can look at house or condos.
First of all, start with you dream, answer the questions “What do I want”
think about it, dream about it and write it down on a list.
Now, you take this same list and out of all the “Wants” highlight or adjust the “Needs”
It might look like this
5 bedroom house
Ok, I am a single person, so a 2 bedroom 2 baths is enough to clean.
Huge back yard
Nice size back yard
Huge front yard
Don’t really need one at all, how wants to cut the lawn?
5 car garage
Well, I only have one car so a 2 car garage will do
Circular drive way
It doesn’t really matter as long as I can get to the house
Worst case scenario, I can always plan a few Palm trees myself
Wide open water view
That would be great, but if the rest of the property is perfect,
I could do with a regular view
Boat dock with 2 lifts
Ok, Ok, Boat dock alone is fine, till I have the money to buy my first boat.
Heated lap size pool
I am not training for the next Olympics, so I really do not need “the lap size”
How am I going to swim with a cocktail glass in my hand? So, so normal Jacuzzi will do.
Detached guest quarters
My mother in law will come to visit and never leave if she has her own guest quarters.
You get the picture, what we WANT and what we NEED are to different things and you need to make sure you take a moment and think about this.
This was step #1 in the process of buying real estate
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