6 Key Tips for a Hassle-Free Process

One of the keys to making the home-buying process easier and more understandable is planning. In doing so, you’ll be able to anticipate requests from lenders, lawyers and a host of other professionals. Here are 6 buying tips to save you time, money and headaches.

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Are you Ready?

Whether you are a first-time or experienced buyer, you need to ask yourself if you are ready. Are you planning to move due to a lifestyle change? Is buying an option and not a requirement? If you saw a property you love, would you be ready to write an offer? Whatever your answers, the more you know about your own motivations, the better prepared you will be.

 

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Get Pre-Qualified

Being comfortable with your monthly payment is invaluable. Additionally, lenders offer a variety of products. It is important to choose the loan product that is right for you. Contact Todd and Eric and they will put you in touch with lenders you can trust!

 

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Tour Properties and Spend Some Time in the Neighborhoods You’re Considering

Todd and Eric will take you out to tour properties and provide you with information about the local market and neighborhoods. However, home buying relies largely on personal preferences and your lifestyle. Take the time to spend an afternoon at a local hangout, grab dinner at the neighborhood hot spot or take a stroll with a friend at night to make sure the neighborhood you choose is right for you.

 

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Aesthetics Can be Changed, but Location Cannot

The location of a home cannot be changed, but the kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, and paint colors can all be changed. Don’t concern yourself with the previous owner’s bad taste. Focus on the layout and the functionality of the space. Imagine how your lifestyle and your furniture would fit in the home. Don’t be tied to furniture, you can buy new furniture to fit the space.

 

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Compare Sales of Other Homes

How do you determine what to offer or if what the seller is asking is even reasonable? The best way is to look at recent home sales within the past few months that are similar to the one you’re considering buying. Todd and Eric will provide you with a detailed market analysis to help you make your decision.

 

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If it Feels Right, Make an Offer!

Good homes move quickly, particularly in the DC Metro area. Many homebuyers wait a few days to make a decision because they are nervous, and the home that they fell in love with SELLS! Don’t wait for someone else to live in YOUR home.

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David helped us purchase our first home in the DMV and we could not have asked for a better agent to guide us through the home buying process. We were looking at neighborhoods throughout northwest DC with no specific location in mind and David was immensely patient and helpful as we slowly narrowed in on what we liked / didn't like. He is a wealth of knowledge of the purchasing/selling process as well as...

— Buyer

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I worked with Kevin Lee to sell my condo in Cathedral Heights and he was AMAZING. I've worked with half a dozen other agents before and I can definitively say he did the best job. He knew the market, had great advice, was always available and responsive, and went above and beyond in all ways. He was detail oriented and I believe he did everything for us that he would have done if he was selling his own p...

— Seller

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Eric is an exceptional expert in his field, seamless with communication, patient, and always supportive. Walking through various properties with Eric is like having a personal inspector - which is imperative when purchasing an investment property as well as a DC historical rowhome with potentially costly improvements/repairs. We had an extremely complex 1031 exchange, but Eric was right there by our side...

— Brenda P.

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