The most valuable advice we can give when shopping for a new home would be to do the homework first. The home buying process in Raleigh & Cary is exciting and rewarding and by doing a little research beforehand, the search for a new home can be conducted efficiently.
As the team at Raleigh Cary Realty in Cary, we know the process of buying a home is easier when a family knows what they are looking for as far as which type of home, neighborhood, and mortgage.
When shopping for a new home in Raleigh & Cary, here are some tips to help your search go as smoothly as possible:
- Hire A Realtor: Searching before contacting a realtor can be fun but hiring a realtor puts the icing on the cake. Realtors are greatly beneficial when it comes to home buying (and selling). They typically know the nearby areas, homes listed for sale and things to look for (good or bad) in a home. Fill the realtor in on the must-haves for your next home and let them work their magic to narrow down the options for viewing.
- RCR Search Online: After speaking to a lender to find out how much home you can afford, then begin the home search in your price range. Raleigh Cary Realty has a great home search site to help you set up searches by any criteria you can think of such as subdivisions, zip codes and mapping. The agents at Raleigh Cary Realty can also work on the their site to make sure you are not missing certain areas and getting search emails as often or little as you like depending on where you are in home buying process including sending an email as soon as a home hits the market if you are looking in a hot area. This will help to sort through thousands of listings and narrow down the search criteria.
- Design: If the ability to personalize a home is important, building a new home may be the best option in order to pick the colors and style. New homes have features that are popular among buyers today. For example, open floor plans, larger closets and master baths, higher ceilings and countertops, advances in energy efficiency and brand-new products that are under warranty. An experienced realtor can help with finding a builder that is a good fit for the job.
If you are on the search for a new home, Raleigh Cary Realty has great realtors that are knowledgeable and ready to help you find you forever home. Contact us today!