Buying your first or next property can come with various challenges that will spark multiple questions along the way. Our goal at Mathews Realty is to make the buying process very simple and easy for you.
Today we’re sharing five tips for buying property in East Texas. Keep these on hand and review them often when you start thinking about buying!
TIP #1: GET PRE-APPROVED WITH A LOCAL BANK OR MORTGAGE LENDER
Before working with an agent or starting to view homes – it’s important that you are pre-approved and have your buying budget established. We know your time is valuable, and we want to value your time by only showing you homes that are realistic for you and your family. Being pre-approved also makes the process of putting in an offer much faster which increases your chances of getting the property when multiple offers are on the table.
TIP #2: WORK WITH A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
It’s important to conduct thorough interviews of multiple real estate professionals before choosing who you will work with. You want an agent that knows the current market and is familiar with the East Texas area you want to purchase in. When working with a realtor, you have someone dedicated to your journey who will help you negotiate, provide their professional opinions, and expand your connections.
TIP #3: MAKE A THOROUGH LIST OF YOUR “MUST-HAVES”
Have a list ready to go of what you’re looking for in a property to give your agent. This list should include, desired acreages, number of bedrooms & baths, location, property usage, pool, etc. Dream big with your list!! Your realtor will help you create a realistic list if needed, that fits your budget and the current market.
TIP #4: REMEMBER TO BE FLEXIBLE
While we want to make your dream home a reality – sometimes, you have to be a bit open-minded and flexible with the homes in your area and budget. Remember, that a bit of paint, new light fixtures, and your own touch can make a world of difference on homes that may seem undesirable at first!
TIP #5: START PLANNING NOW
Whether you’re ready to buy right now or you need a year or so to get yourself prepared – it’s never too early to start planning and researching. Head to our website, http://mathewsrealty.com/, and view the properties currently available. Start figuring out how much you can afford and prepare your family for the upfront costs by saving. You never know when the perfect property will come up and you need to jump on it!
If you’d like to learn more about the exact buying process, download our Mathews Realty Buyer & Seller Roadmap. This Roadmap will walk you through the steps to buying & selling with ease in East Texas.
Click HERE to download The Roadmap today!