At Henderson Properties, our goal is to help all of our clients find the perfect house for their needs. As you begin the house-hunting process, remember these five important tips to keep the process running smoothly and ensure that you get the right home.
1. Know What You Want
Before you start shopping, have a clear idea in your mind of what you want. A checklist can make this easy to visualize. It will keep you on track as you tour home after home and see many features that are cute, but may not be what you really want. When you make your list, divide it into things you need, things you want and things you do not want.
2. Choose the Right Location
Location, location, location may be cliché, but it is still true. The location of a property not only affects your enjoyment of it and the safety of your family, but it also affects its value and salability. A home in a bad part of town or an area with less-than-ideal schools will lose value quickly and be hard to sell in the future.
3. Keep the Emotions in Line
It’s easy to get emotionally attached to the house-hunting process and the home you are considering, but be careful. Try to view your home purchase as a major business transaction, not an emotional decision. Many things can, and do, go wrong during the home search and purchase process, so you need to avoid getting emotionally attached to any one property.
4. Use the Right Professional
Your real estate agent is almost as important as the home itself. The right agent will be able to negotiate fair terms, communicate well and provide you with all of the details you need to work through the process. Henderson Properties has a team of knowledgeable real estate agents who know and love the Charlotte area and are here to ensure your home shopping process is a pleasant one. We have a reputation for trustworthiness and a client-centric focus that you will appreciate throughout the process.
5. It’s Not Yours Until You Have the Keys
Finally, make sure you remember that any home you love and make an offer on is not officially yours until you hold the keys in your hands. Many problems can arise before the closing, especially during the inspection, that may make you want to turn away. Be cautious, and remember that the home is not fully yours until you walk away from the closing with the keys in your hands!