So you’re thinking about buying a home in Michigan? Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to purchase a 2nd home, the market is always changing. You’ll want to do everything you can to have the edge up on other buyers, and be ready when the right home comes along. Here are a few steps to take to have the most advantageous home buying experience.
Before looking at homes you want to get your pre-approval for many reasons. Buyers are frequently misinformed on mortgage costs, and can typically afford more than they think. Additionally, some homes only qualify for certain loan types.
I have a list of lenders I have extensive experience with and have come and know and trust well, in my Free Home Buyers E-Guide which you can download in the right side bar, along with worksheets and questions you should ask when interviewing lenders.
Hiring a realtor is free to you! The seller pays the Realtor’s commission as a part of listing their home sale. But just like the seller has an agent working for them, you need an agent working for you, and protecting your interests. All Realtors use the same MLS listing system and can show you any listed home, no matter who it’s listed through, and for sale by owners, too. A lot of times, through networking, they may even be able to match you with homes not yet on the market!
Once you’ve got your finances in order, the fun of looking for the perfect home begins! I will set you up on an automatic search through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is the database that Realtors use to list and search for homes.Once
You’ll get an email the moment a home that matches your criteria hits the market. Make sure to let me know which homes pique your interest and we will set up some showings.
I have helpful worksheets for nailing down your home search criteria in my free Home Buyers E-Guide Download in the right sidebar
Once we find the one, I will help you navigate through the inspection/appraisal/title process all the way up until you have the keys! I have lots of references from happy clients like these! Check out my Client Reviews under the About section of my website. If you don’t already have an agent, let’s get started!!