What the Real Estate Dream Team will do for you:
The Real Estate Dream Team brings local knowledge to the markets they serve that has been obtained from years of living and working in our Treasure Valley neighborhoods. This means we are intimately familiar with trends in property values, neighborhood demographics, and schooling options to ensure you have the information you need to purchase the right home in the right neighborhood for the best price.
We will be able to guide you through the entire purchase process, help negotiate on your behalf and ultimately ensure a smooth closing. Our agents have inspection, title/escrow, and financing services available to provide a full service experience.
Our goal is to provide the highest standard of service to the buyers and sellers of real estate throughout the Treasure Valley. We are dedicated to responsibility, accountability, and professional integrity before, during, and after each transaction.
Meet with a mortgage broker and find out how much you can afford to pay for a home.
While knowing how much you can afford is the first step, sellers will be much more receptive to potential buyers who have been pre-approved. You’ll also avoid being disappointed when going after homes that are out of your price
range. With Pre-Approval, the buyer actually applies for a mortgage and receives a commitment in writing from a lender. This way, assuming the home you’re interested in is at or under the amount you are pre-qualified for, the
seller knows immediately that you are a serious buyer for that property. Costs for pre-approval are generally nominal and lenders will usually permit you to pay them when you close your loan.
List of Needs & Wants
Make 2 lists. The first should include items you must have (i.e., the number of bedrooms you need for the size of your family, a one-story house if accessibility is a factor, etc.). The second list is your wishes, things you would
like to have (pool, den, etc.) but that are not absolutely necessary. Realistically for first-time buyers, you probably will not get everything on your wish list, but it will keep you on track for what you are looking for.
Representation by a Professional
Consider hiring your own real estate agent, one who is working for you, the buyer, not the seller.
Focus & Organization
In a convenient location, keep handy the items that will assist you in maximizing your home search efforts. Such items may include:
a convenient location, keep handy the items that will assist you in maximizing your home.
02 ___ A
file of the properties that your agent has shown to you, along with ads you have cut out from the newspaper.
03 ___ Paper
and pen, for taking notes as you search.
04 ___ Instant
or video camera to help refresh your memory on individual properties, especially if you are attending a series of showings.
05 ___ Location: Look at a potential property as if you are the seller. Would a prospective buyer find it attractive based on school district, crime rate, proximity to positive
(shopping, parks, freeway access) and negative (abandoned properties, garbage dump, source of noise) features of the area?
Visualize the house empty & with your decor
Are the rooms laid out to fit your needs? Is there enough light?
Instead of thinking with your heart when you find a home, think with your head. Does this home really meet your needs? There are many houses on the market, so don’t make a hurried decision that you may regret later.
A few extra dollars well spent now may save you big expenses in the long run. Don’t forget such essentials as:
01 ___ Include
inspection & mortgage contingencies in your written offer.
02 ___ Have
the property inspected by a professional inspector.
03 ___ Request
a second walk-through to take place within 24 hours of closing.
04 ___ You
want to check to see that no changes have been made that were not agreed on (i.e., a nice chandelier that you assumed came with the sale having been replaced by a cheap ceiling light).
All the above may seem rather overwhelming. That is why having a professional represent you and keep track of all the details for you is highly recommended. Please email us or call us directly to discuss any of these matters in further detail.
We believe our clients are our friends. One of our greatest pleasures is being able to stay in touch with past clients and provided services, resources, and fun events to show our appreciation.