Preparing yourself to buy real estate is an important part of the process. While it almost goes without saying that buying a home is a big deal, the steps leading up to the decision are important. Knowing your finances inside and out, understanding what your needs are for a home, pinpointing a neighborhood, and finding a REALTOR® are all part of the pre-buying puzzle.
Locating a REALTOR® is one of the most important steps before buying a home. While certainly you can call different phone numbers found from the classifieds and online searches, it is important to realize that any REALTOR® you choose to work with has access to all homes that are listed for sale.
A REALTOR® can do a lot more than show homes, an experienced REALTOR® will listen to your needs, pinpoint homes that suit your needs, show you the homes, write a contract when you find the right home, and follow through with the contractual elements. The REALTOR® you choose to work with will be your guide throughout your real estate search and transaction.
Take your time choosing a REALTOR® that you can get along with and one you feel confident about. Ask around, do some online research, and find someone who reflects experience and knowledge.
I have been in the Middle Tennessee area as a full-time real estate agent for over 17 years, working with over 1000 buyers and sellers. As a long-time resident, I have an in-depth understanding of the market and of the rapid growth that is transforming Nashville and the surrounding areas. I graduated from college and graduate school here, married then built a family life in Williamson and Davidson Counties, and I’ve put three children through area public, private, and parochial schools, as well as been involved with all their activities…. soccer, baseball, basketball, Girl and Boy Scouts, dance, lacrosse, Tae Kwondo, rugby, CCD … even scuba certification. Just ask me and I can point you in the right direction for all this information! I enjoy working in all price ranges, from first-time condo buyers to luxury home sellers. I know the best builders, if new construction is what you’re looking for, and I can help you find repair people to ready your house for the market. Most of all, I will LISTEN to your needs, and tailor my services to best help you accomplish your goals.
Click here to read “What you should know before buying a home” from Forbes.