Insider Tips

Insider Tips

Tips for home buyers

Be a pre-approved buyer: 

Becoming pre-approved is easy!  Pre-approved means that your credit, assets, income and debts have been verified by a lender.  A pre-approved buyer always has an advantage when submitting an offer.

See the best new listings first

The search process can be easy or tedious.  Some homes sell immediately and some homes languish on the market.  The best homes at the best prices always sell first.  Having a working relationship with a professional realtor that knows the market and keeps you updated is invaluable.

Do research

Your agent is a great asset in helping you research properties.  Your agent will be able to provide you with sales prices and days on market for homes that are similar to the one you are searching for. 

Are you a serious buyer?

Are you prepared to submit an earnest money deposit?  One of the best ways to convey your seriousness to the seller (in addition to having a pre-approval letter) is to submit a serious earnest money deposit. 

Keep your cool

Even if it’s a strong market, be calm in your decisions.  While your home purchase is an emotional one, it is also very much a financial decision.  For most people, a home purchase is their largest financial investment and should be treated as such. 

Try to simplify your offer

This can vary depending on market conditions; however, as a general rule, the cleaner the offer (not a lot of contingencies), the more responsive a seller will be. 

You are not alone

The real estate market is daunting and complex; however, you are not alone.  An experienced real estate agent can help you navigate through both competition and negotiations.  Your best interests will be represented and your agent will help you from paying too much for your new home.



Contact Information

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Nanda de Laurentys
Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate Co.
1202 Town Park Lane, Suite 201
Evans GA 30809-3476
(706) 399-2025
Fax: (706) 868-1011