Local Buying Tips

Buying a home is a significant and exciting decision. This section provides professional real estate advice and helpful home buying tips.

First Steps

The Internet and real estate professionals are the top two resources most buyers turn to when searching for a home. When it’s not convenient for you to speak directly with a real estate professional, century21.com can help improve your overall home buying experience and provide the guidance to reduce stress, save time, and make you a savvy, successful consumer.

A CENTURY 21® Agent is ready to make a full-time commitment to help you capitalize on current market opportunities and assist you in making an informed decision.

To ensure you make the right choice for the long term, a CENTURY 21 Agent offers extensive knowledge in:

  • Neighborhoods, schools and market conditions
  • Mortgage specialists who can assist you with your financing
  • Technology that gives them an edge, along with multiple resources available just for you on century21.com

 

Improve Your Chances 

With inventory diminishing daily and multiple offers being extremely common, it is of great importance that you position yourself to have the best chance to get your offer accepted. 

Enhance your chance of getting the home of your choice by doing the following: 

First, get pre-approved for the purchase. This takes very little time and is of great value. At this time, identify the price range for which you qualify and which fits your lifestyle. 

Submit a strong competitive offer. Submit the offer as if there will be multiple offers. Include substantial earnest money deposit. Acceptance of an offer is sometimes determined by the amount of the deposit. A larger amount may signify a bigger commitment to the seller. 

Minimize or eliminate contingencies; the fewer contingencies, the stronger the offer. 

Make a buyer profile available.  Include time on the job, flexibility, and reason for purchasing seller's home.  

Be prepared to preview a new property quickly. Homes sometimes sell in hours. Be prepared to make decisions quickly and be accessible to change the terms instantly. Buyer and agent need to have instant communication access via office phone, voice mail, fax,  or cellular phone.