Outlining Your Objectives
What is your motivation to buy?
What price range are you considering?
What is your timeline to move?
What are your ideal features and "non-negotiables"?
What are you looking for in a neighborhood?
Planning and Preparation
Discuss objectives and process
Select a lender and begin load approval process
Obtain loan approval letter
Sign exclusive buyer-broker agreement
Research neighborhoods of interest
Understanding the Market
Analysis of active, pending and sold transactions
Review contracts and timelines
Personal timing and seasonal considerations
Market forces; supply v. demand, macro v. micro