What Does Your Dream Home Look Like?

Rhonda Duffy

Do you feel the excitement about buying a new home for your family? Many people are filled with hopes and ideas about what their dream home will look like. So it can be frustrating to begin your home search, only to find that you can’t locate a home that matches your preferences.

Keep in mind that your dream home is out there! You just need to find the right real estate agent who will help you find the best property. At DUFFY Realty, we’re here to assist. We understand the local real estate market and have the tools and resources necessary to ensure that you find the perfect home for your family.

Getting Clear on Your Goals

One of the most important steps that you can take is getting clear on the features that are essential for your new home. Design a “want” and “need” list to identify the things that you are looking for. “Needs” might include anything that is make-or-break for the home. For example, if you work from home, then an office space is likely high on your priority list, so this feature would be placed on your “Need” list.

On the other hand, the “want” list is filled with your desires. The hope is that you will find a property that incorporates everything on both lists. But these are the items that can be adjusted if you find something that meets most of your preferences. For example, you might be willing to do a little bit of renovation work if you find a home that meets most of your needs and wants, but the kitchen needs a little updating. Regardless of the details, your real estate agent will help you find the right home.

Communication is Key

Now that you’ve put together your list of priorities, make sure that these details are shared with your real estate agent. Open communication from the beginning will help you avoid a headache and wasted time. When your real estate agent knows what you are looking for, then you don’t need to spend time touring homes that don’t meet your needs.

Additionally, make sure that you maintain open communication throughout the process of finding and buying a home. You might discover that your preferences change when you see the options that are available on the market. A little bit of flexibility can go a long way to help you find something that is going to work for your needs.

A great real estate agent can offer suggestions and solutions. Not only can you get references to lenders and financial professionals to ensure that you have the money available for your dream home, but your agent can also help with the selection of renovation contractors, inspectors, pest control services, and more.

When you are getting ready to buy or sell a home, then you deserve to work with the best real estate team in the area. Call DUFFY Realty of Atlanta at (678) 318-1700

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