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Tips on Buying a Home

buying a home

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ll want to carefully choose the real estate professional you work.

You should commit yourself to work with one sales associate. This person can learn your likes and dislikes in homes to make your home-buying process easier.

Choose a professional who specializes in residential real estate and who has specific knowledge of the local real estate and mortgage markets.

The person you choose should listen to you and be interested enough in you to find out about your housing needs and preferences. Service first should be the motto of the professional you choose with services going above and beyond what you expect and need.

Doing some preliminary planning before you begin your home search will make the entire process more manageable and less overwhelming. As part of your initial game plan, you should check your credit rating.

If you’re sure you have excellent credit, it’s wise to double-check at the outset. Straightening out any errors or disputed items now will avoid troublesome holdups down the road. This will help when you’re waiting for mortgage approval.

You may see disputed items, in addition to errors caused by a faulty social security number, or a court-ordered judgment paid off that hasn’t been cleared from the public records.

If such items appear, write a letter to the appropriate credit bureau. Credit bureaus are required to help you straighten things out in a reasonable time (usually 30 days). Real estate professional Marlene Wasserstein has a reputable history of helping buyers and sellers. This is why local families turn to her for their real estate needs.

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