Most people have a budget in mind when they begin shopping: whether for a car, clothes, or groceries. Finding the perfect home is no different, and finding the perfect home is essential. In the likely event that home financing will be needed, we always strongly encourage that buyers obtain a pre-qualification letter from a lender, bank, or qualified mortgage institution. This letter will provide a clear image of your purchasing power and will save valuable time when presenting an offer.
“We strongly encourage that buyers obtain a pre-qualification letter from a lender”
The Bozeman and Gallatin Valley real estate market is extremely competitive today, and offers are evaluated and considered swiftly. If a property is priced correctly, it should not last on the market long. Alternatively, if a property is lingering on the market, it is prime for a negotiated compromise (our specialty).
Finding the Perfect Home
In today’s technology-based world, most of our savvy clients play an active role in seeking and selecting properties online.
A handy medium for this is searching for property on a trusted website tailored to the local market. A high tech site like bozehome.com, where a prospective buyer inputs search criteria, or architectural program (i.e. price, location, or number of bedrooms) can be very helpful when beginning your search. We are always happy to serve clients who found promising homes on Zillow, Trulia, FSBO, or even Craigslist; but honestly, why would you place your trust in the big box bots?
How do we win in today’s cutthroat market? When a new property is listed that fits your needs, you need to be notified immediately via email, text, smoke signal, or blast siren.
The race is on and every advantage counts.
Ok, ok let’s go see some homes? Of course! Access to a variety of homes is a critical step in the shopping process. Tours are opportunities to compare the area, apples to apples. A seasoned agent will always share information from market trends to local schools to outdoor activities or even nightlife venues. This is way better than the phony garbage you see on HGTV, because we actually live to introduce our clients to their future home.
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Let’s go shopping! – The process officially commences when you’ve made the decision to purchase a home, and ultimately selecting a professional real estate agent that you can trust. Your best bet would be a highly skilled, financially secure, broker or realtor with a long proven track record of success; one with more than a few transactions under his/ her belt. If the ink is still wet on their license, you may be taking on unneeded risks. Ask potential agents tough questions, after all, you are about to make the most important financial decision of you life.