WHAT ARE THE FIRST STEPS OF BUYING A HOME?
The very first step of the buying process is getting pre-approved. If you do not have a mortgage lender you’re currently speaking to, ask the agent you’re working with if they have anyone they would recommend you to work with. When you get pre-approved with a lender it’s the gateway to getting the ball rolling in the right direction!
Why should you start with getting pre-approved? There are two excellent answers to this question. It not only shows your agent, but also any seller that you might come in contact with, that you are serious as a buyer. You’re not just looking to look, you are looking to find your dream home. Being pre-approved also allows you and your agent to know exactly the price range you need to be looking for homes in. It’s never good to look first, fall in love with a home, and not be able to buy it. Always get pre-approved first!