A Pre-Search Checklist for Home Buyers

The Denver real estate market is fast-paced and competitive, and it is important for buyers to be prepared to act quickly once their search begins. If you find a house you love, you won’t have a week (or even a few days!) to mull it over. You’ll need to act quickly if you are serious about the property.

House Hunt

Ask yourself these questions before you begin your search:

  1. How much of your pre-approved mortgage amount are you willing to spend?
  2. Can you afford home repairs/renovations? (This includes updating flooring or appliances, finishing a basement, replacing hot water heater, etc.)
  3. What suburb(s) or neighborhood(s) are you willing to consider?
  4. Do you need to be close to public transit or specific routes? (E470, I-25, etc.)
  5.  Does traffic noise matter to you?
  6. Is the school district important? (Research schools before your home search.)
  7. Ranch // Two Story // Townhouse // Condo?
  8. How many bedrooms?
  9. How many bathrooms?
  10. What do you require in a garage or parking situation?

A seller’s market requires buyers to be flexible, quick on their feet and ready to make timely decisions. Before you get in the car, you should have a clear idea of the answers to each of these questions. A prepared buyer who knows what they want (and don’t want) is a successful buyer. Maximize the potential of your home search by thinking through these details before you start your hunt to improve your odds in the game.

Jack Meyers

The Meyers Group
Twitter: @jackestate


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