14 Home Buyer Tips and Tricks

14 Home Buyer Tips and Tricks

Use the following home buyer tips and tricks to make a move.

  1. Choose a buyer's agent that is knowledgeable.
  2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage and get at least 2 opinions from 2 different home loan consultants within 2 weeks so it doesn't lower credit score.
  3. Make a list of home wants versus needs and use the list to choose homes for sale to tour.
  4. Make an offer after reviewing the home's last sales date and price and the recent similar sized home sales prices within a half mile.
  5. Negotiate and make counteroffers.
  6. Deposit earnest money.
  7. Order insurance, title work, and appraisal.
  8. Follow lender requirements.
  9. Review seller disclosures.
  10. Complete home inspection.
  11. Request repairs to be completed with a licensed contractor or that the seller provide money to complete repairs at closing.
  12. Do final walk through to ensure the home is in the same condition as when it was last seen (movers didn't tear carpeting, scratch walls, etc) and all appliances and items agreed upon in the contract to stay with the property are present.
  13. Sign escrow and closing documents.
  14. Breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the home!

Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.


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Comment balloon 1 commentChristina Cavins • November 14 2010 02:37PM


Christina, pretty good tips for most of the buyers - at times, they skip some of them and realize that....

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 9 years ago