Your House Hunting Toolkit
1. Find a REALTOR®
You will have access to all of the right information that will give you the upper hand when preparing for your home search. Having a professional on your side can broaden your opportunities to pocket and exclusive listings shared within real estate communities.
2. Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter
Make sure that you are able to act once you find your dream home! Including a pre-approval letter when submitting your offer is an easy way to show sellers that you are serious.
3. Wants & Needs Checklists
Keep your eyes on wants, needs, and absolute musts to know where each house stands. Comparing house hunting homes against your wants and needs list ensures that you will get what you are looking for in a home.
4. Video Recording Tool
Though it’s not the first and final time that you will be able to view the home, it is a great idea to record your walk through. If you’re touring many homes, you can watch your recordings and jog your memory later.
5. Mapping Tool
Check a few key addresses to see commute times, nearby amenities and access to services. Narrowing your search can be tough, but knowing what communities work for you is important!