These days we're using technology to get just about anything we want. When we feel the need to buy, we shop online at Amazon and have our purchase shipped directly to our door. When we have a question, we turn to Google where the world of information is at our finger tips. And when we feel the need to connect, we use social media to reach out to our friends online.
But when it comes to the world of real estate, can we expect to buy a home in the same way?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. The truth is there is no easy button for buying in this market. As many consumers are learning, there's a lot more that goes into buying a home than casually searching for properties online. Shopping with your Zillow app just isn't good enough - because half of the listings on Zillow are already sold to other buyers.
What is the best way to buy a home in 2018?
Hire a savvy and hard-working buyer agent. Start by scheduling a face-to-face meeting and sharing your goals with her. Get on the same page as your agent, and then get to work on your goals.
Having a sense of urgency is going to be the most important part of your approach. That means putting a thorough and systematic search in place for new listings. It also means dropping all of your personal plans when a promising listing hits the market. As a general rule you should be the first person to see a property and ready to write an immediate offer when your dream home is listed for sale.
Buying in this market is hard work
You'll need to make some personal sacrifices if you plan to buy in this year's market. It will require hard work, for sure. But you will succeed if you and your agent stay focused on your goals. Work together as a team, and your patience and persistence will pay off.
Are you searching for a great buyer agent?
Visit our website to learn more about the hard-working agents on our team. Then check out our reviews on Zillow and our Google Business Page. Chances are we have the right agent who's the perfect fit for you and your real estate needs.
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