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7 GREAT Ideas for Shopping the Market

Prepare by contacting your broker or agent to schedule showings. Quick contacts for short notice visits often can’t be accommodated due to scheduled showings already booked. Avoid disappointment by arranging your itinerary early in the week.

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Request automatic property updates meeting your criteria. Almost all agencies have the ability to send out new properties when they hit the market. This gives you a jump on others who may beat you to your dream home.

Define your requirements in priority order. Although you may have a dozen factors in mind, finding a suitable property covering all the bases isn’t realistic. Your top two or three priorities should take precedence. Your other important criteria should be considered after your PRIMARY goals are met.

Find one representative you work well with and trust. Ask friends for a referral. Read on-line reviews. Call and speak directly and see if a comfortable conversation takes place.   Calling a different representative each time you venture out can be a hazardous. Most REALTORS® work with Multiple Listing Service Brokers. As such, any property listed on that specific MLS can be shown by any member of that same MLS.

Have a working understanding of your financial position. Get a prequalification letter from a lender of your choice. Have a copy of proof of funds (Bank Account Statement, Stock Portfolio Summary, etc.) to proffer if you are a cash buyer.

Providers should be chosen. Many brokers have lists of individuals and firms they do business with.  A range of services may be required for your particular situation. Having a reliable and competent team for your transaction is paramount.

The sale or purchase of a property is stressful. A team approach works well to iron out challenges and smooth the way to a successful closing. Remain objective and true to your goal. Rely on your chosen and trusted real estate professional to manage the process with you.

Keep Calm

We look forward to serving your best interests when it’s time to discuss your real estate needs here in Sullivan County, NY.