So, you have the pre-qual letter you are ready to start the house hunting process! It is important to know that the market here in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas is on an incredibly quick pace. Sellers are putting homes on the market and selling them within days – not weeks. What does this mean for you as Buyer? If you see a home you think is a good fit and meets your search criteria, you don’t have the luxury to sit back – the home can be scooped up by another Buyer before you have made a decision. However, it is important to still conduct your due diligence…
- Have your Agent check to see what other homes in the area have sold for recently. Not only will this make sure you don’t overpay for the home but it helps with the appraisal process your lender will take you through down the road.
- Decide what you want to offer for the home – based on the comparable properties and what your lender has approved you for.
- Decide what is important to you in the offer – for example, you may want the seller to assist in paying closing costs, or pay for a home warranty?
The above are just some of the things you will need to consider but are a good place to start. To start the home process with an experience Jacksonville REALTOR contact Reel Keeper Realty at 904.414.4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.