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Viewing & Choosing Lethbridge Homes For Sale:
Looking at all the homes for sale in Lethbridge can be daunting if you don’t have a plan, or a real estate agent!
Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or you’re downsizing into what will be your last home, the home buying process can be overwhelming and emotional - if you don’t have a game plan!
Viewing & Choosing Lethbridge Homes For Sale: Go in with a game plan
Start with a loose plan of your dream home in Lethbridge.
What’s your approx. price range? Preferred neighbourhood? Must have’s? Move in date?
If you’re planning on purchasing the home with your partner, make sure you discuss what you both want and get on close to the same page about where you’re going to compromise versus where you’ll hold fast
Viewing & Choosing Lethbridge Homes For Sale: Conduct an initial search
Check out the MLS Lethbridge search, or contact me and I can pull a report of all the properties for sale that meet or come close to your initial requirements.
Did you know that often REALTORS have access to listings that aren’t on MLS yet - or may never be? This is just another reason many future Lethbridge home owners hire a real estate agent to help them search for, evaluate and view homes for sale!
Once you have your initial list, then you’re ready to view!
Viewing & Choosing Lethbridge Homes For Sale: Viewing tips
Let your REALTOR® know what are your must have’s vs. nice to have’s so she can keep an eye out on the market for homes for you to view.
Make an appointment or several to view homes in person. Before your appointment, review your list, eat something, wear shoes that are easy to get on and off, and get ready to shop!
Where and when possible, take notes, pictures and videos while you’re viewing the home. When you’re seeing many homes for sale in Lethbridge, it’s possible they start to blur together in our memory or we can forget important details. Get creative and give each home a nickname, like “The house with the yellow door”.
You don’t have to remember everything perfectly - you can always go back and view again. ‘
Viewing & Choosing Lethbridge Homes For Sale: Debrief and evaluate
Once you’ve seen the houses for sale in Lethbridge that made your initial list, it’s time to make some cuts!
By process of elimination and by speaking with your REALTOR, you can get expert input on structural factors, community news and updates and development information in the area.
As you’ll likely be in your home for five or more years, upcoming development and community news are important factors to consider, as is how well your home will age.
Did you know REALTORS can provide you with important context & community news that may influence your buying decision?
For instance, if the lot across the street is slated to become an apartment building, your home resell value may be affected in a negative way. Not to mention the noise of construction.
Viewing & Choosing Lethbridge Homes For Sale: Negotiation time!
By now you’ll have eliminated some of the homes on your initial list and have it narrowed down to just one or two houses for sale in Lethbridge.
Here’s the most exciting part - negotiation.
Be sure you know the max price you can afford and your firm boundaries around inspections, conditions and other new information that can pop up in the negotiation process.
Did you know a Real Estate Agent can help you with the emotional side of purchasing a home? As one of the biggest investments of your life, it’s important to keep emotions in check!
Want to view Lethbridge homes for sale?
Contact Liz Toles, My Life, My Lethbridge Real Estate Agent
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can text or call my cell: (587) 220-1233 or fill out the form below.
I look forward to hearing from you!
“Liz made my experience purchasing my home stress free and a truly amazing experience. She went above and beyond my expectations.”
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