As far as buying a home goes, most people think they need a realtor in order to find and purchase a home. But, it does not have to be this way at all. Kandis Residence Condo have some ideas on how to get your dream home without having to spend a fortune on a realtor.
The Internet can be your best friend when it comes to house hunting. Here, you can find a number of the same homes a realtor would have shown you anyway. Simply go to site that has home listings and type in your criteria. Usually, these sites have pull-down menus that allows you to choose the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you need, how many square feet you are looking for in a home, etc. Then, once you find what you are looking for, simply call the realtor selling the home and ask for a showing.
Driving around your desired area is another great way to find a home. See a block you would love to live on? Drive up and down it and look for “For Sale” signs. Typically, these signs have the information of the homeowner’s realtor, so simply call him or her and tell them you are interested in looking at the house. If you cannot find a home in the exact area you want, you may have to expand your search to surrounding areas.
Ask friend or family members if they know of any homes for sale in your desired area. When purchasing a home from a friend of a friend or family member, you know what you are getting into. Plus, they may be willing to work with you since you have mutual acquaintances, so who knows, maybe you can even get a great home at a lower price.
Magazines and newspapers may be an older technique for finding a home, but it’s still an effective one. Every week, people will take out an ad in the newspaper, giving details about their home and contact information. Magazines also provide this information, but just be sure these homes are “for sale by owner.” If you are going to purchase a foreclosed home without a realtor, things can get real sticky and you could end up with a lemon.
While there are websites that allow you to look for homes, there are also websites like Craigslist that allow homeowners to post ads for free. You may want to take a look at these sites, as there are no fees associated with them. However, be careful with these websites too, as many scammers use them to take your money and run. Never give anyone money without physically going to the home and being sure it is legitimate.
You have just been given advice to help you find and buy a great home without having to pay extra for a realtor. As you can see, not only is it possible to do this, but you can be successful at it. So, be sure to use these tips when house hunting.