Purchasing a New HomeThere are a lot of bad ways to go about buying a home, but thankfully there are sound and practical tips regarding buying a home the smart way. As your real estate professionals, we want to offer you our advice for avoiding the pitfalls that some buyers fall into.

When buying a home, it is important to recognize that there are many different considerations that all must be met in order to have the best success. It begins with determining the location in which you want to live. This location should have all the amenities that your family deems important. No two buyers have the same list of criteria in this regard, so we listen carefully to what is important to you when settling on a location to begin the search. We then can focus on Midland, Penetang, Tiny Township, Tay Township, Balm Beach or the waterfronts in the Southern Georgian area, for example.

The next step is considering the type of home you desire, whether that is waterfront, cottages for sale, a condo, or something else.

Once that is determined, we will further narrow the scope by considering the square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the size of various rooms. Whether you need a larger place than you currently have or are interested in down-sizing, we can find the perfect home for you.

With all these criteria in mind, we will then select some homes for you to tour that are in the price range that fits your financing or budget. By this time, we will have a comprehensive idea of the features that mean the most to you, so we can help by pointing out any that might be lacking. Buying a home can be an emotional experience, so having us there provides a focus that can prevent you from buying the wrong house.

The final, and perhaps even the most critical part of buying a home the smart way, is the negotiation, contract and closing. These are also very emotional parts of the process that we can help with. The bottom line is that buying a home the smart way involves having a professional, dedicated and experienced real estate professional on your side. We want to be there for you – give us a call if you are thinking of buying a home.