Choosing the right home will require
you to balance your wants and your needs. It's rare that the perfect house
comes along at the perfect time, but you can look for a house that is
practical, attractive and fits within your budget. Here are some steps on how
to choose the right home.
pre-qualified for a home loan. This will expedite the process when you find the
home you want to buy and give you a good idea of how much you can afford.
We can arrange for a confidential meeting with a qualified loans consultant who
can assist you with your pre-qualification. There is no cost involved in
this process, and it will allow you to shop in the right price range and
purchase with confidence.
- If you have a
property to sell it's important to know how much it is worth. Ask your
Harcourts agent to assist you with a free appraisal.
- Make a list of
your needs, that is, the features that your home must have to fit your
lifestyle. Be as rational, rather than emotional, as possible when making this
- Think about the
setting. Do you prefer a quiet setting, or do you want to live near
restaurants, shops and entertainment? Research the things nearby that you need
from your neighborhood, like schools, parks or amenities.
- Contact your
Harcourts agent. Bring your list of needs and price range, we'll help you
narrow down the properties you'll be touring.
- Be patient and
shop around. You may get lucky and fall in love with the first property you
see, but you'll make a better decision if you look at a number of them instead.
- Browse our
Website and view comprehensive information on our listings.
- Feel free to
register as a Buyer on our Website - and be the first to know when a suitable
property is listed. Being one of the first to view a listing will give
you an advantage over other buyers.
- Move quickly.
Once you've found the home that's right for you, bear in mind that you
may not be the only one interested. If you're indecisive, someone else
may well contact the agent first and make an offer.
much should you offer? It all depends on what you think the property
is worth. Sometimes a property may be overpriced - but with Harcourts
Mandela Bay, most of our listings are listed at Market Value. So
compare the property to others you have seen, and others that have
already sold - and then determine what you think the property is worth. Be prepared to pay Market Value for the right home.