I often hear from people that they aren’t “ready” to purchase a home – but what does that really mean? Often, the process of buying a home happens in several stages over time.

First, think about why you want to move. Need more space? Less space? Want to be closer to work? Want more garden?

Next, contact a Realtor and start looking at properties: see what’s available (is it really better than what you have?), see what it costs (is it worth it to increase your expenses and/or can you afford it?) and get a sense of the market (are properties available at bargain prices, or will you be prepared to offer more than list price if you find the right place?)

I also hear this a lot: “I don’t want to waste your time because we aren’t ready to buy right now.” I don’t expect anyone to make an offer on a property the first time (or first few times) I take them out to view homes. I fully expect to help you explore neighborhoods, housing types and neighborhoods. Time spent with clients varies a lot! Some take a year or two before they purchase, others make the decision in a day (though this is very unusual).

I will help you figure out what you want to buy, where, and for how much — this isn’t a waste of my time, it’s what I do. Contact me today.

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